Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering 2022 SURE and SROP Research Projects

CLASP Project #1: GPS Ionospheric Space Weather Remote Sensing
Faculty Mentor: Mark Moldwin, mmoldwin@umich.edu
Prerequisites: Some programming and data analysis experience.
Project Description:  Testing and analysis of GPS signals for space environment remote sensing using a new dual-frequency GPS receiver. Project involves hardware testing as well as data calibration and analysis for space weather and integration of the receiver into a stand-alone space weather monitoring system.
Research Mode: In Person

CLASP Project #2: Three-Dimensional Solar Modules for Terrestrial and Extra-Terrestrial Applications
Faculty Mentor: Mojtaba Akhavan-Tafti, akhavant@umich.edu
Prerequisites: Experience in Hardware/Software Design, Development, and Testing is desired.
Project Description: The team at CLaSP has developed state-of-the-art three-dimensional solar modules that are extremely powerful and deployable. Interns will contribute to developing prototypes and testing of the modules for various terrestrial and extra-terrestrial applications.
Research Mode: In Lab

CLASP Project #3: Parker Solar Probe Investigation of Switchbacks in the Young Solar Wind
Faculty Mentor: Mojtaba Akhavan-Tafti, akhavant@umich.edu
Prerequisites: Experience in computer programming and data analysis is desired.
Project Description: Parker Solar Probe (PSP) is the closest object ever launched to our Sun. Our team at CLaSP is seeking an intern to contribute to investigating switchbacks using magnetic and plasma measurements aboard PSP. The intern will also contribute to presenting the results at international conferences and to preparing manuscripts for publication.
Research Mode: Hybrid