Open-Source Versatile Amplifier-Control Electronics and GUI for HelmHoltz Cages
We are the MIT Space Telecommunications Astronomy and Radiation Laboratory (STAR Lab). We achieve new scientific results from sensors on distributed space-based platforms. We innovate and use new commercial components to address technological challenges for future science missions, reducing cost and risk.
Graduate research assistant
Nick Belsten is a second year graduate student at MIT’s department of Aeronautics and Astronautics working in the Space Telecommunications, Astronomy, and Radiation Laboratory (STAR Lab). Nick graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Vanderbilt University in 2019. For the last two years, Nick has worked on a pair of satellites to observe the radio aurora, and leads the effort to implement and calibrate high-accuracy COTS magnetometers for auroral space science.
Dr. Kerri Cahoy
Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Kerri Cahoy leads MIT’s STAR Lab, and is Co-Director of the MIT Small Satellite Center. Kerri received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 2002, and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 2008. Kerri’s research interests include wavefront control systems for exoplanet exploration and free-space, laser communication, spacecraft radio systems for space weather and planetary atmospheric sensing, and nanosatellites.