A collection of miscellaneous side-projects I’ve worked on.

Python/MCNP Pipeline

Over the course of my PhD I’ve been creating a Python library, specifically for planetary science use, that can generate MCNP 6.1 input files based on specified input parameters. My code uses a database of pre-defined, pre-formatted, planetary compositions and generates .mx input files along with .sh files for easy drop into SLURM-based clusters (I defined it specifically for ASU’s Agave). The user inputs their own .mx base input file, then the code generates grid files for change in wt% composition of specific elements or chemical compositions. The code can also vary the depth of a deposit in a 2-layer model. For very basic studies, I have supplied level-0 models (spherical world with surface tallys) with basic source inputs. My code can also parse through MCNP output files to pull out specific tallys of interest for further analysis. This code can only be run on ITAR-approved clusters in the United States. MCNP is a protected code/software/program owned by the National Laboratories of the United States.

Raspberry-Pi Personal Server

To be updated.

Moon Mafic Mound Basin Elemental Exploration Rover (Mmm… Beer)

This was kind of a silly mission concept design that I came up with for Dr. Mark Robinson’s Lunar Exploration and Geosciences class while in my PhD program. Here is the final presentation. Throughout this project I learned how to stitch LROC images together and how to develop a science traceability matrix.

Lunar semi Autonomous Rover Regolith surveYor (LARRY)

This was an equally silly mission concept design that my systems engineering group came up with for Dr. Paul Scowen & Dr. Mark Robinson’s Systems Engineering class. I was the “co-I” of one of the instrument payloads for the rover and also operated as a science “co-I” of the mock mission. The course went over the fundamentals of systems engineering.

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