Hello! I’m Aram Dergevorkian

Me at my electronics bench wearing a ridiculous lab coat and Mickey Mouse sorcerer hat outfit holding a soldering iron and smiling like an idiot

I’m an Electronics Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Since August of 2021, I have been working on the Digital Backend Electronics for the MEM (Microwave Electrojet Magnetogram) instrument for the EZIE (The Electrojet Zeeman Imaging Explorer) mission.

From 2016 to 2021, I had been an intern and contractor at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, first working in the Microwave Remote Sensing Instruments group, and the PREFIRE (Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment) CubeSat instrument 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 at the time, I spent a summer, in addition to time part time during the schoolyear, working on UCLA’s ELFIN (Electron Loses and Fields Investigation) CubeSat from 2015 to 2016. 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.

From 2017 to 2018 I worked part time at Artistic Entertainment Services developing TwinkleWorks LED lighting products. The scope of my work also involved UL 508A industrial control panel design and assembly for various entertainment industry applications.

From 2011 to 2019 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.