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DIY Satellite Platforms by Sandy Antunes

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Integration and Testing (2 months or more)

  • Integration

    • Power trio: solar, battery, bus
    • Powertransmitter
    • Powersensors
    • Powerprocessor
    • Sensors calibration
    • Sensorsprocessor (same as reference architecture)
    • Transmitterantennatestbed radio
    • Processortransmitter
  • Testing

    • Power budget (full on, nominal usage, quiet)
    • Ability to reboot
    • Communications

      • Telecommanding, especially transmitter turn on/off
      • Advanced telecommanding, if any (including uploading new code)
      • Downloading of sample data
    • Sensor sensitivity, calibration
    • Deployment
    • Vacuum and initial outgassing
    • Thermal vacuum
    • Vibration/shake
    • Drop
    • Ability to reboot (again)

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