Multi-Sensor Rocket Payload

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Multi-Sensor Rocket Payload

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Fox, Kyle
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Lichtfuss, Erich
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Legowski, Dr.
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Johnson, Dr.
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-13

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Spaceborne experiments have traditional been logistically impossible for many educational institutions. With the advent of NASA's new RockSat program, the expense of space based experimentation has been reduced dramatically placing it within the reach of many universities and high schools. To assist these new student projects, we have devised a standard platform for future experimentation. The design of the platform is focused on flexibility, ruggedness, and ease of development for future users. The platform consists of a standard set of highly accurate sensors to record both internal canister parameters and the rocket’s flight characteristics throughout the duration of the flight. The platform incorporates a high speed Controller Area Network (CAN) data bus allowing up to 127 experiment modules to be added to the project with minimal effort. Experimental and environmental data is stored on a high speed microSD card offering Gigabyte storage capacities while being removable for prompt data analysis. The designed comprehensive electrostatic discharge (ESD) combats harsh environmental conditions. The platform’s operating system is designed with extensive error handling capabilities while maintaining easy modification for future users. The platform reduces development time by providing a very reliable and versatile data processing, transfer, and storage system.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Spaceborne experiments

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NASA RockSat program

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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