David Rodriguez Martinez

Fields of expertise

Planetary Robotics, Rover Mobility, Navigation, Perception, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Terramechanics, Systems Engineering, Space Mission Design & Technology Development.

Teaching & PhD


Electrical and Electronics Engineering



Spacecraft design and system engineering

The main objective of the course is to learn to apply the fundamentals of space system engineering & design. The course introduces the various phases, systems, & subsystems involved in the design of spacecraft describing the techniques & best practices to plan and execute successful space missions.

Concurrent engineering challenge

The main objective of this course is to teach the students the fundamentals of concurrent engineering for space missions and systems. The course is built around a similar framework to that of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Concurrent Engineering Challenge.