SpaceX [JAN '12 – APRIL '12]
Aviation Hardware Intern
While working at SpaceX, I was responsible for verifying the functionality of mission-critical avionics hardware. To ensure space-readiness, I developed boards to automate tests. In addition, I subjected each component of avionics hardware to rigorous mechanical testing to simulate the trauma of launch and the harsh space environment.
- Created test boards, housing, cables, and protocol to verify device functionality in production
- Responsible for picking parts, qualifying functionality, and integration into test electronics
- Stress testing, derating, outgassing, and thermal vacuuming to qualify parts for flight
- Surface-mount soldering, board reworks, large scale cable construction following MIL-SPEC