The Center for Directed Energy provides summer internship opportunities in STEM, beginning in May 2021 for a duration of 10 to 12 weeks. Each intern is matched to specific projects and mentors for this duration. Interns are paid an hourly rate as contractors and are part of the Center staff here at Wright-Patterson AFB. Relocation and travel are not provided, however, some projects will be able to be completed remotely. Phone interviews will follow for selected applicants.
Project Description: Integration and use of surface layer flux measurements with SODAR System, and Methods for Surface/Sub-surface Boundary Layers (in terms water vapor and heat/energy balance). Data Analysis and Modeling- Heat and Moisture Flux and Nano-aerosol Particles Affecting DE- Weapons Development. A new proposed method development for subsurface and surface atmospheric layer measurement for Moisture Flux and thereby Heat Fluxes including bare ground, diversified land-uses, and herbaceous vegetation that seeks understanding of the production/mixing of nanometer-sized aerosols with surface layer turbulence.