Abstract Title

Eagle Space Flight Team – Electronics Team

Faculty Mentor Name

Dennis Kodimer

Format Preference

Poster Presentation and Demonstration

Abstract

The Eagle Space Flight Team was created with the goal of becoming the first undergraduate team to design, build, and launch a rocket capable of suborbital spaceflight. To accomplish this task, the team is broken down into multiple sub teams, each focused on a specific aspect of research. The Electrical sub-team’s concentration is on the development of an avionics package for a suborbital rocket. The requirements of the avionics package include main and drogue parachute deployment, the transmission of telemetry data, sensor data logging and a real time vehicle performance model as part of a ground station. The drogue and main parachute deployment is vital to mission success as errors or miscalculations may cause catastrophic failure of the vehicle. The transmission of telemetry data, specifically GPS location data, is vital to vehicle recovery. Finally, data logging of sensor data will be used to provide sub teams with vehicle performance data as feedback for future designs. Over the next few years, the Electrical team will continue to improve the avionics package and design a ground station that will display a 3D model of the rocket in real time. Additional future goals include live video feed during the flight, custom rocket ignition system and redundant telemetry systems to improve the reliability of the avionics package.

Poster Presentation and Demonstration

IGNITE GRANT AWARD

Location

AC1-ATRIUM

Start Date

4-8-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

4-8-2016 3:00 PM

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Eagle Space Flight Team – Electronics Team

AC1-ATRIUM

The Eagle Space Flight Team was created with the goal of becoming the first undergraduate team to design, build, and launch a rocket capable of suborbital spaceflight. To accomplish this task, the team is broken down into multiple sub teams, each focused on a specific aspect of research. The Electrical sub-team’s concentration is on the development of an avionics package for a suborbital rocket. The requirements of the avionics package include main and drogue parachute deployment, the transmission of telemetry data, sensor data logging and a real time vehicle performance model as part of a ground station. The drogue and main parachute deployment is vital to mission success as errors or miscalculations may cause catastrophic failure of the vehicle. The transmission of telemetry data, specifically GPS location data, is vital to vehicle recovery. Finally, data logging of sensor data will be used to provide sub teams with vehicle performance data as feedback for future designs. Over the next few years, the Electrical team will continue to improve the avionics package and design a ground station that will display a 3D model of the rocket in real time. Additional future goals include live video feed during the flight, custom rocket ignition system and redundant telemetry systems to improve the reliability of the avionics package.

Poster Presentation and Demonstration

IGNITE GRANT AWARD