Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

SPRL Engineers and Staff

David Boprie

Senior Electronics Technician

Office: 1136 SRB
Phone: 764-6578
Fax: 763-5567


  • Certificate in Computer Aided Design
  • Associate Degree Electronics Technology - Washtenaw Community College
  • Associate Degree Digital Technology-WCC
  • Associate Degree General Education-WCC



NASA flight electronics/mechanical fabrication and custom magnetics components.


Personal Introduction

  • Flight instrument and custom magnetics fabrication and testing.
  • Technical support for EECS 430 Radiowave and Link Design and other EECS, AOSS, AERO senior design classes.

Specializations and Research Interests

  • NASA flight quality electronics and mechanical fabrication, prototyping, testing, documentation and engineering field support.

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • NASA Goddard/JPL/UM SPRL Hand Solder, SMT and ESD  training
  • Goddard/JPL Staking and Conformal Coating training with instructor certification
  • Used AutoCad, Inventor and SolidWorks applications in support of project documentation.
  • Learn to Return Arctic Survival School with Wilderness Medicine/CPR/Rescue Breathing
  • Field skills, Aviation/Bear Safety
  • SOLO Wilderness Medicine and Red Cross Certifications
  • US Antarctic Survival School, Snowcraft I McMurdo Station
  • EECS/ GG Brown and Wilson Center machine shop training classes on drill press and cutting, lathe, and Bridgeport, welding
  • Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Non-teaching staff
  • Group achievement awards for several satellite projects
  • NSF and Navy Antarctic Service medals
  • SPRL merit awards 9/88, 2/90, 5/91
  • Five FCC licenses including amateur radio Extra Class
  • Commercial Driver's License and MDOT certification
  • Outstanding AOSS Staff Award 2014


A Hot Afternoon In Greenland was published in the September 2000 issue of Amateur Radio Relay League Journal.  While on remote tech support assignment of a UM AOSS space weather project in Greenland, I operated satellite amateur radio from central Greenland. This was probably the first amateur satellite radio operations from central Greenland.


Updated: 2015-09-03