21cm Cosmology

HERA reionization.org

The Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) is cosmology experiment to directly detect primordial hydrogen dating from the time of the first stars. HERA is a large radio interferometer located in the Karoo desert of South Africa.  At ASU we are contributing in a number of ways but have direct responsibility for the commissioning of the instrument and delivering data products to the collaboration.

ECHO danielcjacobs.com/ECHO

The External Calibrator for Hydrogen Observatories (ECHO) is a drone-mounted calibration source used to map the response of instruments like HERA at the high precision necessary for cosmological observations.



HERA Test Station



Space Missions

SPARCS – A mission to measure the UV flare environment of M-dwarf stars.  SPARCS is a 6U UV space telescope.

Phoenix – A student led project funded by the NASA USIP program, Phoenix is a 3U cubesat which will image US cities in thermal infrared.