NASA Goddard Space Center Intern
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
EXCLAIM is a cryogenic balloon-borne far infrared telescope mission that will develop a three-dimensional intensity map of carbon monoxide and carbon ion emission in the early universe. The star camera is a key component of the EXCLAIM attitude determination control system. An iDS UI-5480CP industrial camera is used in conjunction with a Birger Canon EF Lens Controller to collect star field images. Horizon coordinate values are estimated from the star fields with astrometry to provide a fine pointing solution for the telescope and calibrate the gondola magnetometer. EXCLAIM is entering its build phase, and instruments such as the star camera are being prototyped. In this talk, I will walk through the process of developint interfaces between the star camera and the flight control computer, as well as design of the new star camera mount system.
Hi! My name is Nicole Leung (she/her). I am a graduating senior at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA receiving my BA in Physics and Mathematics. During COVID year and beyond, I worked with a statistical physics research group at Boston University. The group studies critical behavior in phenomena such as earthquakes, neural avalanches, and economic asset exchange. My work with the group sparked my interest in computational physics, data analysis, and simulation. I am super excited to spend this summer working on the Experiment for Cryogenic Large-aperture Intensity Mapping (EXCLAIM) project as one of the NASA Goddard Research Interns. Outside of academics, I enjoy playing jazz piano, ultimate frisbee, and video games, and I can bake a mean loaf of bread.