We’ll be connected on Mars in no time flat!Dr. Pilar Hau
What I do on Mars
I’m responsible for data communication, either on the Mars Base Provenance or between Mars and the earth. You see, the design and maintenance of communication system is critical to effective and efficient distribution of information. My work has allowed people on Mars to communicate with one another more easily.
The summer after I graduated high school a bunch of us went on a hiking trip out in the forest. We wound up in this big, deep valley in the middle of nowhere.That would have been fine until a girl on the trip fell down a hill and really hurt her leg. Our phones had no signals and we couldn’t reach anyone for help. Even my “nerdy” walkie-‐talkie didn’t work. The signal kept bouncing off of the steep valley walls.
Everyone panicked and thought we were doomed! But I knew there had to be something we could do. If the valley walls were blocking my signal, then I needed to get above the valley walls. After doing a little math to make sure of the height and signal angles, I climbed a fire tower in the forest and re-‐transmitted my call for help. I got through!
Pretty soon an emergency rescue crew found us and helped the injured girl. All thanks to my “nerdy” interests. I still got teased sometimes, but I didn’t care. I’d saved a life! And these days? People admire me. And why wouldn’t they? I’m awesome.
My Role Model
|What I Do||Work with scientists and engineers to design, install and maintain communication systems on Mars Bases|
M.S. Telecommunications Studies
|Skills||Voice transmission, cellular capabilities, data communication, cable-to-modem communication, and satellite communication capabilities|
|Interests||Reading comic books|
Assembling electronic devices
Aptitude / Personality Profile