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CanSat 2011

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JetFire- UAHuntsville CanSat Team 2010-2011

  • Accepted into competition and ready to win!
  • The 2011 Competition Requires
    • Deploys from rocket at 1km
    • Splits into two units at 500m, the Carrier and the Lander
    • Lander hosts and egg for flight duration and falls at 5.5 m/s and measures force of landing
    • Carrier has a GPS and Radio on board and falls at 4 m/s
  • PDR is available in the archive, here.

CanSat Blog

  • Test Rocket - Fin Machining
    To complete a full systems test, the CanSat team plans to due an on-site dress rehearsal of the competition. We've developed a 104 inch carbon fiber rocket, the motor has been purchased, and the fins are being machined.

    Below is the CAD part in the Surfcam application. A simulation of the path the end mill will take gives us a good idea of what to look for when the actual machining is happening.

    Posted Jun 6, 2011, 11:11 PM by
  • Carrier Developement
    The Carrier is finally machined and being tested. All devices and sensors have been integrated. Final testing is underway.

    Posted Jun 6, 2011, 11:17 PM by
  • Final Chip Placement
    So we're finally there. Off the breakout boards; onto the real thing.

    Posted May 18, 2011, 7:37 PM by
  • Rapid Prototype Lander
    We have had our flight design of the lander printed, take a look!

    Posted May 11, 2011, 11:20 AM by
  • Time for an Update
    CanSat team has been at full throttle. Campus has been closed for two weeks, so we have been working out off my dining room table. Now we are back home, in our lab. Yesterday we performed a range test on the radios. Today we will attempt a sensor flight onboard a remote control aircraft.

    With just weeks left, we are sure to have an awesome project.
    Posted May 10, 2011, 9:44 AM by
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UAH CanSat 2011, All Photos

What is CanSat?

  • Team work, collaboration among subsystem groups and team leads
  • Create professional project timeline and present PDR, CDR, and FDR to CanSat superiors
  • Programming, Electrical and Mechanical design work
  • Collect and telemeter data:
    • GPS
    • Real-time descent data
    • Ground temperature
    • Landscape picture
  • CanSat System Requirements:
    • Weight Limit: 500g
    • Cost less than $1000 U.S.
    • Dimension limit: 72mm x 279mm cylinder
    • Descent rate limit: 2.2 m/s to 4.6m/s
    • Comply with all field safety regulations
    • Must be ready to launch in provided time window
  • More Information
    • See the Archives section for design reports and presentations.