EPICS Psyche Content Demonstration


Arizona State University (Tempe Campus)


Titanium Class (2017 – 2018)

Student Team

Bastien Belhomme, Engineering Management
Alberto Cardona, Mechanical Engineering
Mohit Doshi, Computer Science
Erick Jablonski, Mechanical Engineering
Jennifer Rote, Mechanical Engineering
Siena Storino, Chemical Engineering

Academic Guidance

Stephanie Gillespie, Lecturer, Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering
Dr. Joseph Juarez, Lecturer, Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering

Project Description

We were tasked with designing an interactive model that will not only educate kids (roughly middle school) about the Psyche mission but also excite them about engineering and science. Because of the complexity of the technology that is aboard the mission, it is our job to make a prototype that explains key technology that is used on the mission. The team came up with the concept of the maze helps to show the purpose of the magnetometer which detects the presence of magnetic field lines. The user holds the magnetic viewing film and as the user gets closer to the end of the maze the more concentrated the magnetic field lines become.

This work was created in partial fulfillment of Arizona State University Course “FSE 494”. The work is a result of the Psyche Student Collaborations component of NASA’s Psyche Mission (https://psyche.asu.edu). “Psyche: A Journey to a Metal World” [Contract number NNM16AA09C] is part of the NASA Discovery Program mission to solar system targets. Trade names and trademarks of ASU and NASA are used in this work for identification only. Their usage does not constitute an official endorsement, either expressed or implied, by Arizona State University or National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of ASU or NASA.