Command & Data Handling

What do we do?

Lunar Lion’s Command and Data Handling (CDH) subsystem is responsible for connecting the craft to ground control. They facilitate the¬†¬†exchange of information between the sensors and actuators on the craft, allowing for control and data collection.

Meet the Team

Jonathan Bees

Jonathan Bees

C&DH Lead

Jonathan is a Computer Science student graduating in Spring 2019. He has been writing code for Lunar Lion since the fall of 2015, and has been leading flight software development since Spring 2016. Outside of Lunar Lion, he enjoys keeping up with computer and network security and feeding his podcast addiction.

Sammy Binkin

Sammy Binkin

C&DH Member

Sammy Binkin is a sophomore from Pittsburgh, PA. He is planning to double major in Aerospace Engineering and Interdisciplinary Digital Studio. Since a young age, Sammy has always been interested in art and design, and decided to pursue Aerospace Engineering while keeping art and design in mind. Sammy’s primary career goal is to enter the private space industry and use his knowledge in aesthetic design in coordination with Aerospace Engineering somehow. He also has a slight background in programming and has worked on programming a weather balloon sensor payload that recorded atmospheric data. In his free time, Sammy enjoys drawing, painting, and learning concept design, along with exercising, talking about absurd topics, exploring abandoned things, photography, and sleeping too much or too little.