Zachary Rhodes

Zachary Rhodes
  • PhD Student

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Graduate Research Assistant                         August 2021 – Current

  • Researched optimized waypoint selection for the Zero-Effort-Miss and Zero-Effort-Velocity guidance algorithm.
  • Developed preliminary mission and spacecraft budgets for a rendezvous mission to the asteroid 2010 TK7.

Undergraduate Research Assistant               December 2020 – July 2021

  • Assessed the risk of utilizing UAVs within the vicinity of airport runways.
  • Performed a literature review of risk assessments and previous wake vortex research.
  • Estimated satellite drag coefficient with the incorporation of atomic oxygen absorption.

Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship              January 2020 - May 2020

  • Enhanced student learning by assisting students with Siemens NX and course material issues.
  • Created detailed step-by-step procedures for in-class assignments.