- Dr. Mark Campbell
- Dr. Mark Psiaki
- Liran Gazit - lg345
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.
|Bryan Doyle - bid2||Brian Finamore - bjf29|
|Norbert Huber - nh48||Maruthi Narayaran - mn252|
|Alex Shih - aes59||Abhishek Singh -|
|Paul Zhu - pz29|
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.
|Simmie Berman - sfb7||Vincent Lee - (none)|
|Abhishek Singh -|
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.
|Brian Finamore - bjf29||Rob Kesselman - rjk38|
|Kyle Renshaw - ckr7||Brett Streetman - bjs52|
|Deborah Sunter - das226||Patrick Yu - pty2|
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.
Lead: Maruthi Narayaran - mn252 (@cornell.edu)
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.
|Eric Brumer - eb229||Tony Lau - tl235|
|Jin-Woo Lee - jl633|
Design Trade Study 1
Design Trade Study 1 was a technical analysis with respect to the design of having a Dawgstar satellite inspect a cubesat, which would launch inside the satellite and be ejected from within once in-orbit.
|Simmie Berman - sfb7||Robert Zimmerman - rmz8|
Design Trade Study 2
Design Trade Study 2 was a technical analysis with respect to the design of having two identical satellite shapes, which would launch together and then separate. This design study resulted in the concept of the current CUSat design.
|Rob Kesselman - rjk38||Eng Teck Ong - eo44|
|Kyle Renshaw - ckr7||Alex Shih - aes59|
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.
|Tracy Dong - twd4||Vincent Lee - (none)|
|Abhishek Singh -|
The power team is responsible for harnessing solar energy, storing it, and distributing it throughout the satellite.
|James Ang - ya43|
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.
|Bryan Doyle - bid2||Maruthi Narayaran - mn252|
|Eng Teck Ong - eo44|