Lab Scale, Segmented Telescope Mirror
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) - Russell B. Makidon Optics Lab
Johns Hopkins University - Mechanical Engineering Senior Design
Preliminary research is needed to determine the necessary precision for observations of Earth-like exoplanets with the LUVOIR space telescope concept. This mirror design is intended to assist in that optics research. Each segment of the mirror is actuated in 6 degrees of freedom using PCBs and Arduino commands. This was an undergraduate senior design capstone project with a team of three students, along with sponsors at STScI and guidance from Johns Hopkins University professors.
Remote Controlled Planes
I enjoy building and flying RC planes. I became interested as a member and leaders of a Design, Build, Fly Team at Johns Hopkins University. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) organizes an annual intercollegiate and international competition for designing and building remote controlled airplanes each year.