- Robert Zimmerman - rmz8 (@cornell.edu)
- Dr. Mark Campbell
- Dr. Mark Psiaki
- Liran Gazit - lg345
The Attitude Determination, Control, and Navigation Subsystem (ADCNS) executes the relative navigation that will be used for CUSat's in-orbit inspection procedures. CUSat will primarily be using three GPS boards for attitude determination. For attitude control, CUSat will be using pulsed-plasma thrusters (PPTs) and torque coils. The software portion of ADCNS will consist of the relative navigation algorithms, which will run the various modes of operation defined by the CONOPs.
|Gordon Briggs - gmb35||Ankit Disa - asd47|
|Sarah Hefter - sh546||Rob Kesselman - rjk38|
|Arthur Kirkby - amk68||Ricky Koontz - rlk35|
|Ian Livingston - isl5||Brian Pescatore - bhp7|
|Karthik Rao - kr268||Clinton Tepper - cst25|
|Adam Yozwiak - awy23|
The camera team is responsible for acquiring images while in orbit, compressing them in a modified JPEG format, and relaying them to the onboard computer, C&DH.
|Matthew Meister - mrm58|
Command and Data Handling
C&DH is the central hub for communication and computation on the satellite. Using a commercial off the shelf (COTS) single board computer running Windows CE and C++, C&DH will execute the ADCNS algorithms and flight code.
|Zoe Chiang - lzc2||Brian Rudo - bcr22|
The GPS team is responsible for the GPS receivers, antennas and algorithms used to calculate sub-centimeter relative positioning.
Lead: Dan Lee - dl285 (@cornell.edu)
The Ground Segment is responsible for the ground operations of the satellite, including ground to satellite communication, tracking and commanding.
|Nathaniel Parsons - nsp25|
The Harness subsystem is responsible for satellite wiring, the electronics backplane, the electrical interface boards, and any System level electrical concerns.
|Tom Gowing - teg25||Robert Nitkin - ran24|
|Tyler Orchowski - tjo27||Arjun Prakash - asp36|
The Industry Relations team is responsible for marketing CUSat and seeking commercial and academic sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsoring our project, please see our sponsors page.
|Taek Kyun - tyk2|
Integration and Testing
The I&T team is responsible for enabling rapid integration and testing of CUSat. I&T is also responsible for testing CUSat in Cornell University's thermal vacuum chamber.
|Michael Epstein - mde23||Michael Goetz - mag222|
|River Granados - abg78||Andrew Hoelscher - aoh4|
|Jay Jackson - jaj73||William Loo - wl225|
|Kate McGinnis - kam226||Deanna Muniz-Salazar - dem47|
The Mechanical Hardware team manufactures the satellite structure and manages the design. The structure includes eight isogrid panels as well as numerous electronics board enclosures. This team also develops the Pulsed-Plasma Thrusters (PPTs) that are used for attitude and position control.
|Chase Mira - cam224|
The Mission Ops team defines the detailed, on orbit operations plan for both CUSat satellites. Operating procedures are defined to match with hardware and mission specifications and help ensure successful execution of the mission.
|Toby Butterfield - tlb54||Ted Hammond - ech32|
|Melissa Horowitz - mfh24||Jeff Lee - jl878|
|Nao Murakami - nm226||Brandon Richardson - bsr26|
|Wendy Shaun - wxs2|
The power team is responsible for harnessing solar energy, storing it, and distributing it throughout the satellite.
|Arjun Prakash - asp36|
The propulsion team is responsible for CUSat's pulsed plasma thrusters (PPTs) which give each satellite three degrees of translational freedom and three degrees of rotational freedom.
|Dan Davis - did4||Xiao Li - xl72|
|Eric Prehn - dep53||Ravi Surdhar - rs598|
|Richard Yu - rxy2|
The structures team is responsible for designing, analyzing, and manufacturing the body of the satellite as well as the logistics of the internal components.
|Max Knobel - mwk29||Tim Lin - hl322|
|Paul Torrey - pat26|
The Survivability team is responsible for analyzing and controlling the satellite's thermal, electrical and vibrational environment on the ground, during launch, and in orbit. Analyzed effects include ESD, atomic oxygen effects, venting and outgassing.
|Michelle Chopra - mmc67||Reshma Hooda - rnh7|
The CUSat Satellite project employs Systems Engineering extensively. The Systems group is largely responsible for providing the project with direction by creating top level system requirements, creating best practices, maintaining communications, making design choices, and creating processes for creating a successful product. Each of the subsystem leads also participates as a member of the Systems group, which allows the project to maintain consistency and focus.
Lead: Robert Zimmerman - rmz8 (@cornell.edu)
Telemetry and Command
T&C is responsible for intersatellite communications as well as satellite to ground communications. T&C uses modified commercial radios operating in amateur frequency bands to transmit images taken by the satellites to the ground station.
Lead: Isaiah Oloyebe - ioo3 (@cornell.edu)