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Building the Mars Ingenuity Helicopter

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Release Date: 05/20/2021

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Andrea Macdonald, founder ideaXme interviews Loay Elbasyouni, senior director for engineering at Astrodyne TDI.

Loay was one of the engineers - lead electrical and power electronics engineer (to 2018), on the NASA Ingenuity Mars helicopter whilst working for AeroVironment.

In this interview, which took place before the attempted 4th flight of the Mars Helicopter, discover the technical challenges the team faced in building the first powered aircraft to fly on Mars, moreover discover the personal challenges and significant people who were part of Loay's journey to work on this project.

This interview provides more technical details relating to the building of Ingenuity as well as information relating to Loay's personal story.

Loay's detailed role on the NASA Mars Ingenuity helicopter:

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter NASA-JPL - Acted as Power Electronics lead and Electrical lead on Ingenuity Mars Helicopter NASA-JPL. - Lead Ingenuity Propulsion system and design motor controller, inverter, servo controller, motor, and signal management with JPL-NASA avionic box. - Design schematics and layout for Motor controller/inverter servo controller. - Lead all electrical design review with JPL-NASA. - Worked with JPL-NASA control team on motor control algorithm. - Electrical and functional testing for Propulsion motor. - Worked with Perseverance rover team on components selections. - worked on space radiation study to use earth rates components in space applications. Other Projects - Participated in low to High power UAV design with a power level of 100W - 1MW that include sub components such as DC-DC converters, motor, Motor controllers or inverters. - Participated in design review, system specification, components selections such as a generator, Motors, Motor controller, DC-DC and Avionics control systems. - Design HV Power System for Electric planes and ground control stations. - Design high-density isolated DC-DC up to 1KW - Design BLDC Motor controllers 100W-250KW - Design Battery chargers DC-DC charger and AC charger. - Circuits design and simulations. - Systems level simulation - PCB layout designs - Power supply design and optimizations - Used Ii-ion and li-polymer as energy storage - Integrated Solar panels using peak power tracking. - Led Power electronics design effort for Tether UAV - Electrical engineering lead for a Space program, and other earth based UAV. - Design Space Electronics - Worked on products cycle from concept to production. Source: Loay Elbasyouni's Linkedin Profile.

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