Description: In 1999 the IMAGE spacecraft was successfully launched and functioned for over 6 years studying the various plasma filled regions surrounding the earth (ionosphere to magnetosphere) in wavelengths from radio through EUV. We designed and coated mirrors for the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUVI) instrument, which was one of about four observational components of the IMAGE Mission. IMAGE, which stands for Imager for Magnetopause to Aurora Global Exploration, was a NASA funded Medium Explorer (MIDEX) program) .
We are now working with NASA scientist and engineers in the process of designing, fabricating and testing novel mirror coatings for the next generation space observatory. The flag-ship mission that comes after the James Web Telescope and WFIRST.
Various skills for various tasks :
1) interest in vacuum systems, electronics, machining, remote control, and/or optics.
1) computer languages or interests
1. the ability to spend a summer at NASA Goddard
2. the ability to take a long weekend to go to the ALS (Advanced Light Source) at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory on BYU-funded trip to measure EUV optical properties of mirrors.