Team Members

Mark Wijtvliet
Team Leader

Mark is a fourth year PhD student in the field of computer architecture and a long interest in aeroplanes and aerospace. 

He will be the team leader for the PR3 team. He also has several years of FPGA experience and will help the team out where needed.

Louis van Harten
Sub-team Leader, Interferometry

Louis is a second year master Electrical Engineering student that will perform his thesis on the radio interferometry experiment. He gained experience with interferometry when carrying out an internship at the Radboud Radio Lab

He will also work on development of the electronics and algorithms.

Jeroen Gubbels
Sub-team Leader, Radiation Measurement

Jeroen is a second year master student in the electronic systems group in Eindhoven. He will perform his master thesis within the PRteam.

He will focus on the electronics and algorithm design. Additionally he will be cooperating with Kristiaan on an FPGA implementation.

Joris Dalderup
Bachelor Student Applied Physics/Electrical Engineering

Joris is a third year bachelor student at the Antenna Design group in Eindhoven. He is working full-time on the PR3 project for his bachelor end project.\\

He is responsible, together with Ronis, for the design of the ground antennas.

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Arjen van Zanten
Team Member

Arjen is a second year master student in the electronic systems group in Eindhoven, and will be involved part-time in PR3.

He will work on software development for the radio-interferometry experiment.

Tim van Vliet
Sub-team Leader, Mechanics

Tim is a second year master student at the faculty of mechanical engineering in Eindhoven. He will be involved part-time in the PRproject.

He will be responsible for the design of the mechanical fixtures and casings needed to mount our experiment inside the REXUS fuselage. He will perform structural and thermal analysis on these designs.

Ronis Maximidis
Team Member, Antenna Design

Ronis is a third year PhD students in the electromagnetics group of the Eindhoven University of Technology. His work is on design of radiating structures. He will be involved part-time with PR3.

He will be in charge of the antenna design for the transmitters and ground stations for the radio-interferometry experiment of PR3. It is possible that Ronis will attract extra students to perform these designs.

Veronica Marcela Gomez Medina
Sub-team Leader, Outreach

Marcela is a second year PDEng (post-master) student at Eindhoven University of technology in the signal processing group. She will be involved part-time in PR3. She has experience in mechatronics, and managing of multidisciplinary student teams.

She will be sub-team leader of the outreach program and will develop the website as well as manage social media accounts and sponsoring.

Kristiaan Zoontjens
Team Member, FPGA

Kristiaan is a second year master student at the Electronic Systems group in Eindhoven. He will work part-time on the PR3 project.

He will be responsible, together with Jeroen, for the FPGA implementation for the radiation measurement experiment.

Daan Kapitein
Radboud Team Coordinator, Radiation Measurement

Daan is a first year bachelor student at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, and studies astrophysics. He will work part-time on the PRproject.

He will work within the radiation measurement experiment on modeling/researching particle interaction with various materials. He will do so together with Floris.

Wouter Morren
Team Member, Tracking Interface

Wouter is a first year bachelor student at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, and studies physics and astronomy. He will work part-time on the PR3 project.

He will work within the radio-interferometry experiment on implementing a real-time tracking interface. He will do so together with Simon and Kailan.

Simon Stränz
Team Member, Tracking Interface

Simon is a first year bachelor student at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, and studies physics and astronomy. He will work part-time on the PR3 project.

He will work within the radio-interferometry experiment on implementing a real-time tracking interface. He will do so together with Wouter and Kailan.

Jochem Beurskens
Team Member, Radiation Measurement

Jochem is a second year bachelor student at the Radboud University in Nijmegen in physics and a first year bachelor student at mathematics. He will work part-time on the PR3 project.

He will work within the radiation measurement experiment on modeling/researching radiation in the upper atmosphere. He will do so together with Arthur.

Martijn Koedam
Team Member, Mechanics

Martijn will help with the production of mechanical parts of the module, which involves several difficult manufacturing steps.

Ronald Bouwma
Team Member, Radiation Measurement
Thijn Hermsen
Team Member, Radio Interferometry

Thijn is an Electrical Engineering Bachelor student at the TU/e. He will do his Bachelor Final Project at PR³.

Bjarni Pont
Team Member, Radiation Measurement
Frederik Oudman
Team Member, FPGA

Frederik is a master student of the electronic systems group and will work for PR³ as an internship and is planning to graduate this year.

He will help with the implementation of the FPGA algorithm on the ground stations.

Joris Witteman
Team Member, FPGA
Dániel Szalas-Motesiczky
Team Member, Reference Sensor

Daniel works at Radboud University at the department of Theoretical High Energy Physics.

He will work on the reference sensor experiment.

Ivar Jansen
Team Member - Radio-interferometry
Ivar is currently doing the last year of his Electrical Engineering Bachelor. He will take over Thijns work of designing the flight antennas.
Peter Dolrom

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