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1)      What was your contribution to your project this semester?  To support this, provide and explanation AND links to up to 3 blog posts or provide up to three pieces of evidence (e.g., drawings, equations, etc.) that explain your contributi (More)
wfred001 wrote: ThinSat Final Blog Post
What was your contribution to your project this semester? To support this, provide and explanation AND links to up to 3 blog posts or provide up to three pieces of evidence (e.g., drawings, equations, etc.) that explain your contribution. My contr (More)
wfred001 wrote: ThinSat Blog 12
This week I was able to correspond with the previous ThinSat group and Dr. Ash and secure the lab to begin our insulation testing. Jake was able to bring a personal propane tank for the bunsen burner apparatus and we were able to begin testing. Durin (More)
This week I continued to work on the communication aspect of the weather balloon experiment that will incorporate the atmospheric chips that work in the flatsat configuration. So far we have successfully flashed and download the proper drivers for th (More)
This past week, my main focus was based around the final draft paper for our design project. So, I really didn't have much time to work on something major. Despite this, I was able to complete some tasks that would be needed in the future. These task (More)
wfred001 wrote: Thin Sat Blog Post 11
In this short week, once again the heat shielding team was unable to complete the heat insulation  testing due to conflicts in getting the room and equipment. I reached out to the other subgroups to assist if needed but most groups seemed to be in g (More)
This week, my primary focus was to establish a connection between the Ground Station and the Flatsat. The Ground Station consists of a set of microchips that essentially receives data from the Flatsat. In my previous posts, the Flatsat is the set of (More)
wfred001 wrote: Thin Sat Blog Post 10
This week my goals were mainly centered around finding arrangements to conduct our insulation materials testing. In the beginning of the week, the heat shielding team met with Dr. Britcher to obtain some clarity of potential locations to conduct our (More)
This week, I was unable to attend the weekly advisor and team meetings. However, I was able to attend our sub-group meeting on Wednesday. During said meeting, my team and I discussed possibly experiments  that could easily be conducted with the elem (More)
wfred001 wrote: ThinSat Blog 8
This week the heat shielding subgroup continued our look into testing methods for materials to insulate the ThinSat upon reentry. We specifically scheduled a day and time to test the materials with Dr. Ash using a bunsen burner to determine the maxim (More)
smarg001 wrote: Thin Sat Post #7
So for the next several weeks the aero group will be carefully planning and preparing for our drop test. Though a date has not been set, it will most likely occur in January as there is a lot of preparation that needs to be done to ensure that we get (More)
wfred001 wrote: ThinSat Blog 7
This week for ThinSat I primarily worked on developing testing methods for different insulation materials or coating materials for the ThinSat upon atmospheric reentry. I attempted to gear my focus towards mainly the insulation materials for a heat s (More)
wfred001 wrote: ThinSat Blog 5
Summarize the work that you have completed this week, do not summarize the work of the entire group (a picture is still required) This week I spent the majority of my time continuing my research into heat transfer as well as atmospheric conditions (More)
smarg001 wrote: ThinSat Blog Post 5
Summarize the work that you have completed this week, do not summarize the work of the entire group (a picture is still required). This week i came up with a rough plan as to how we will conduct a drop test for our ThinSat to check for stability. (More)
wfred001 wrote: ThinSat Blog 4
This week, the heat shielding team met for the first time as a set subgroup independently. We used this opportunity to discuss potential directions for our research. The meeting was beneficial in gaining some clarity going forward. I spent time resea (More)
wpegr001 wrote: ThinSat Blog 3
This past week I was chosen to lead the communications team for the ThinSat project. From what I've gathered so far, I will be primarily working with software to optimize data transfer. A packet is a block used to communicate in a computer network, s (More)
wfred001 wrote: ThinSat Blog 3
This week, the thinsat group met as a group and finally got a chance to divide our group into 4 different subgroups; heat-shielding, aerodynamics, electronics and outreach. I am in the heat-shielding group which is led by Logan Moats. We also met wit (More)
wpegr001 wrote: ThinSat Blog 2
This week our group had its first official meeting to discuss our perceived project goals and compile a list of questions we had in regards to the ThinSat project. This list came in handy when we met with our faculty advisors, Drs. Ash and Ringleb. A (More)
Just this past Friday, I, along with my team, met with our faculty advisors to further discuss the plan for our ThinSat. The purpose of the meeting was to get a better understanding as to what improvements the ThinSat needs. In addition to this, we w (More)
wfred001 wrote: Thin Sat Blog 2
This week we had our meeting where we revised our project scope. Being a new member, I was also able to be effectively caught up to speed with communication methods (via Slack), meeting times and other means of organization. We had our first meeting (More)