The 2009 JPL-Caltech Summer Titan SURF Project


Meetings--Look here for lectures

Special Lecture on Titan: Friday, July 17th

Storms on Titan; Associated Article; More links and NSF link

2009 SURF Projects

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TITLE MENTOR(S) Students(s)
Optimal Trajectory Design Craig Peterson, Ashley Moore, Stefano Campagnola, Nathan Strange, Jerry Marsden Natasha Bosanac, MIT student, Australia
Computational Fluid and Thermal Analysis of a Titan Montgolfiere Tim Colonius, Jeff Hall Aditya S. Bhujle, Caltech student, India
Titan Wind Analysis using LCS Claire Newman, Philip DuToit, Sarah Sherman Simon M. Coppack, UK
Ronald K. Fung, Australia
Surface sampling, autonomous operations Joel Burdick, Noel DuToit, Jack Jones, Alberto Elfes Ruslan Kurdyumov, Caltech
Balloon deployment and navigation Kim Reh, Julian Nott, Sergio Pellegrino, Alberto Elfes Robert F. Karol, Caltech
Motion Primitive Optimization Tools Jerrold E. Marsden, Marin Kobilarov Daniel J. Beylkin, Caltech

Contact Information

Information on Applying

We anticipate that 6-10 students will be selected for pursuing Titan SURF projects this summer. Partial funding is available for both Caltech and non-Caltech students whose proposals are selected.

Students who are interested in apply for a Titan SURF project should contact the mentors listed in the project summaries to determine if the project is a good match for their interests. Individual mentors will determine whether they will offer advice and guidance for the student's proposal write-up. All proposals must be submitted according to the usual SURF office procedures.

Archive: SURF Opportunity Page

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