Level of Education of Students Involved
The Guild Undergraduate Creative Work and Research awarded a grant to commission the building of an AMSAT CubeSat, which was assembled using a modular design and a solar casing. The CubeSat is powered and controlled using a Raspberry Pi Zero W, programmed to transmit telemetry signals and communicate with other boards using GPIO connectors as well as provide power and reboot functionality. The design was modified to be mounted permanently outdoors, allowing for learning, realistic satellite mission operations, planning, and communications. In addition the AMSAT CubeSat project allows students to gain valuable hands-on experience in satellite design, programming, and communication, as well as contribute to the advancement of amateur radio and satellite technology.
Shaw, Aaron, "CubeSat Simulator" (2023). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 1203.