Hello! I’m Aram Dergevorkian

I’m a contractor with Columbus Technologies working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

For the last 6 years I’ve been an intern, and recently a contractor, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, first working in the Microwave Remote Sensing Instruments group, and now with the PREFIRE (Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment) CubeSat electronics team. I’ve mainly worked on low power instrument controllers for CubeSats/SmallSats utilizing FPGAs, softcore processors, and radhard ARMs.

Though not a UCLA student, I spent a summer, in addition to time part time during the schoolyear, working on UCLA’s ELFIN (Electron Loses and Fields Investigation) CubeSat. As part of the communications subsystem team, I tested the spacecraft’s prototype and flight radios, performed antenna testing in the field, and aided in tests between spacecraft models and UCLA’s ground station.

For two years, I worked part time at Artistic Entertainment Services developing TwinkleWorks LED lighting products.

For nine years, I volunteered with the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association where I was responsible for electronics and the development of their new animation system.

A current resume can be found here.