TO THE MOON!
Lunar Lion is the student - led development of a low - cost lunar lander at the Pennsylvania State University, functioning as a collaborative team of diverse undergraduates with the assistance of Graduate advisers, ARL faculty, and professional support.
STUDENT TEAM LEAD
As Student Team Lead, I am responsible for handling all team communications and interactions within and outside of the team that is not handled by the Mission Director or specific to any subsystem that is handled by a subsystem lead. As Lead, I am also responsible for managing the team's progress throughout the academic year, leading a team of 30 students and graduates in the summer and around 70 in the Fall and Spring semesters.
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING LEAD
As Systems Engineering Lead of Lunar Lion, I have led the initiative to create a comprehensive systems diagram of subsystem workflow/dataflow for the program as a whole. As for deliverables, this includes a low-level system block flow diagram, an internal program plan document, and a set of use cases for user-craft interaction.
GUIDANCE, NAVIGATION, AND CONTROL (GNC) LEAD
With the National Instruments visual programming language, LabVIEW, I was tasked with modifying the back-end system's logical operators and creating several Boolean valve manipulators for placement on the Plumbing and Instrumentation Diagram on the front-end. Although I am no longer a permanent member of GNC, I am the current resource for LabVIEW questions and concerns.