How Stuff Works
What We Did
 
   

ADR

 

In the summer of 2004, five Olin College students had the privilege of working with NASA researchers at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Their challenge: to improve code for controlling an adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator (left). The project included becoming fluent in the following three-letter acronyms:

ADR - PID - XRS - LPF - STD - GUI

Beyond this page lie explanations of these terms. The project was an exceptional learning experience and provided many rich opportunities for growth. Please enjoy this distillation of our forray into government work.

 

 


The ADR Team and Faculty Advisors

 
Joe College
Emma Goodman
Kat Kim
Steve Westwood
Nick Zola
 
Prof. Pratt
Prof. Holt
 

(Note: Some heads are bigger than others.)