NIFRO award to Espen S. Helgeby!
This year NIFRO award for the best master thesis related to space technology goes to Espen Helgeby!
The NIFRO award for the best master thesis related to space technology and space industry in year 2014 was awarded during the Space Dinner to Espen S. Helgeby for this thesis on the active control of the CubeSTAR satellite platform potential with the miniaturized electron-gun.
This is the jury's decision:
"The candidate has completed a thesis involving multiple disciplines: A theoretical study, experiment, simulation and design of a miniature electron gun.
The candidate has come with great innovative solutions, and he concludes with a recommendation of an electron gun to "be flown" on the satellite.
In the jury's opinion, the candidate has demonstrated both understanding, reflection and maturity in his field. He has a deep understanding of the problem that should be solved, and the physical implementation is demonstrated. Candidate has the ability to certainly see his work in the context of the overall system, and has demonstrated both practical and analytical skills. "
You will find more info on the NAROM webiste (in Norwegian).
Espen now continues to work on the miniaturized electron-gun within 4DSpace Strategic Research Initiative project as the Head Engineer with Plasma and Space Science Section.
We are also happy to note that this is the second time in a row when thesis carried out at University of Oslo receive the NIFRO prize! Last year the prize was awarded to David M. Bang for his thesis related to sensors on the CubeSTAR satellite. NIFRO is The Norwegian Forum for Space Industry that organizes all the major space related industry in Norway.