MIT AeroAstro Lincoln Labs Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
MOXIE (Mars Oxygen Insitu Resource Utilization Experiment)
Aeronautics and Astronautics
SimSitu- MOXIE (Mars Oxygen Insitu Resource Utilization Experiment)
SimSitu – SimSitu: A multi-physics simulation framework for design control and analysis of the MOXIE experiment and other ISRU processing plants This SUPER UROP will focus on enhancing the capabilities of the SimSitu a MATLAB/Simulink based program for modeling space insitu resource utilization processing plants. The primary case study for this will be the MOXIE experiment that will produce oxygen aboard the Mars aboard the 2020 rover. The student will study processing plant controls fault tolerance and work on expanding these capabilities to larger ISRU systems. Knowledge of with control systems and chemical engineering plants is beneficial. Skills with MATLAB Simulink and/or process modelers are desired.
I’ll study processing plant controls fault tolerance and work on expanding these capabilities to larger SRU systems.I’ve also worked before in the MVL and I was interested in projects in the Humans in Aerospace area so I think that this will strengthen my experiences especially in Controls and Space Systems.It’s an amazing opportunity to be able to contribute to something that will launched on the 2020 rover to Mars.