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High-Yield Dihydrogen-monoxide Retrieval And Terrain Identification On New worlds (HYDRATION II)




16: Aeronautics and Astronautics

Faculty Supervisor:

Jeffrey Hoffman

Faculty email:


Apply by:

Feb 3, 2020



Project Description

One UROP position: this is a hands-on project in its 3rd year. An interdisciplinary team of 9 graduate and undergraduate students is continuing to improve a proof-of-concept Earth conditions prototype drill rig to recover water from subsurface ice on the planet Mars and to identify the layers of overburden using a pre-trained neural net and input from several sensors. The team will compete at the RASC-AL Special Edition at NASA Langley this summer and also participate in the European Space Agency’s IGLUNA 2020 field campaign. We can support a UROP to work together with two experienced graduate student team members in electrical and electronic subsystems and controls. The project ends in early June 2020. HYDRATION II Position – electrical / electronics Graduate Supervisor: George Lordos PI: Jeffrey Hoffman


An interest in electrical and electronics engineering.