Project Description

SWARM-EX is an inter-collegiate CubeSat initiative supported by the National Science Foundation to launch three identical CubeSats into low Earth Orbit (LEO) to investigate advanced scientific phenomena in the upper-atmosphere and demonstrate novel formation flying capabilities using a cutting-edge hybrid control scheme which harnesses both propulsion and differential drag. With contributions from CU Boulder, Stanford University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Western Michigan University, University of Southern Alabama, and Olin College, each CubeSat will be equipped with a low-rate UHF radio, a high-rate X-Band data downlink, and a scalable cold-gas propulsion system to demonstrate the key technologies of on-board autonomy, inter-satellite links, propulsion, and multiuser communications.

We are looking for a student to support the electrical design, test and integration elements of the project.  This may include electrical circuit design, schematic design and PCB layout in Altium, electrical testing, microcontroller software development and electrical harness design and fabrication.  


Special Requirement

Students should have some background in electrical design, an interest in embedded software development, the ability to work independently and ability to attend team meetings 1-3 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday.