PAYLOAD - Rebecca Freeman
Meet Rebecca Freeman, a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Science (Chemistry) student, who is our Payload team lead.
Roles and Responsibilities at HPR:
As payload lead, I guide my teammates as we develop experimental modules that we launch in our rockets. These projects allow us to gather data on physical and physiological systems under the unique conditions of rocket flight. This requires strong communication within my team and across the other sections to ensure we integrate seamlessly into the rocket and collect the data we want.
Projects and Tasks worked on:
We are currently looking into improving our artificial neurovestibular system experiment to model disorientation experienced in low gravity environments. Another area we are investigating is determining the skin friction on our rocket using a heat sensitive paint. Our latest project is modelling the spine in high g-force environments.