Masters of Engineering Student, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Rohan joined the lab in the spring of 2020 as an undergraduate researcher where he contributed heavily to the self-guided beamed propulsion concept. In addition to assisting Hayden with the experimental characterization of the rubidium jet source, Rohan also modeled the spatial and frequency dependence of the ionization of a rubidium atom beam through multiphoton ionization of two counter-propogating lasers as it pertains to an accelerating scientific spacecraft and a near earth beam transmitter. This latter work was implemented into a undergraduate thesis. During his time as a graduate student, Rohan has developed and worked toward the characterization of a supersonic rubidium source for this project.