Level of Education of Students Involved


Faculty Sponsor

Dan White





Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 4-27-2023


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.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Aaron Shaw is a driven and adaptable individual with a background in computer engineering and a wide range of skills in project management, construction, engineering and programming. He has a passion for inventing new technologies and has plans on being involved in helping people realize their dreams by providing his unique skillset to interesting start-ups throughout his career. Aaron's involvement in the Guild Undergraduate Creative Work and Research program awarded him a grant to build an AMSAT CubeSat, which he designed, programmed, and mounted permanently outdoors for realistic satellite mission operations. Through this project, he gained valuable hands-on experience and contributed to the advancement of amateur radio and satellite technology. Aaron's combination of technical expertise, project management skills, and entrepreneurial spirit make him a valuable asset to any team.