By Mikhael Semaan (Project Manager), whose team includes Jeremy Seiden (Mission, Systems, and Test), Chelsea Mediavilla (Electronics and Control), and Eric Hanna (Design and Manufacturing). This is our summarizing blog post, walking through the Critical Design Review (CDR) with updates, concluding thoughts, and final resource reports. We designed and manufactured a single printed circuit board […]
By Chelsea Mediavilla (Electronics and Control) This trade-off study compares the performance and features of two microcontrollers. The cost, power and communicative capabilities of each MCU is considered.
By Chelsea Mediavilla (Electronics and Control) In this post, the electronic design of the final printed circuit board is discussed. The Fritzing Diagram, breadboard prototype and Eagle schematic are summarized.
By Chelsea Mediavilla (Electronics and Control) I discuss the software design for the two main electronics on the CubeSat. The Arduino code controlling both components is explained and provided.
By Chelsea Mediavilla (Electronic and Control) This post discusses single event upsets (SEUs) and their effects. The choice in SEU monitor and implementation for the Spring 2016 SPARCCS project is explored.
By Jeremy Seiden (Mission, Systems, and Test) I review the verification and validation table.
By Jeremy Seiden (Mission, Systems, and Test) This study weighs the benefits and drawbacks of a discrete component based high voltage supply circuit, and an IC based high voltage supply circuit. The purpose of this study was to determine the most radiation hardened high voltage power supply method.
By Jeremy Seiden (Mission, Systems, and Test) I describe experiments we conducted to verify that the communication system was working properly. Specifically, we tested for and verified that our data was being properly packetized.
By Jeremy Seiden (Mission, Systems, and Test) I walk through the interface definitions for the project.
By Jeremy Seiden (Mission, Systems, and Test) I review the final system block diagram (including subsystem block explanations) for the dosimeter/SEU-detector project.