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  1. 2006 ECE Capstone Project Homepage
    1. Introduction
    2. Specification and Reports
      1. Requirements
      2. Project Proposal
      3. Final Report
    3. Design
      1. Bus Discussion
      2. Hardware
      3. Software
    4. Links
    5. Team Meetings
      1. Meeting Notes

2006 ECE Capstone Project Homepage

Introduction

Since the successful but finally disastrous launch of Launch Vehicle No. 2 (LV2), the PSAS Avionics Team has been redesigning the avionics system. This new system, called the "LV2b" avionics system, should avoid the limitations of the old system:

The goal of the PSAS Capstone team is to design the generic front-end that interfaces between all the nodes of the system (GPS, IMU, recovery system, etc) and the communication bus. This communication bus will be either a CAN bus or a USB 1.1 bus. The front-end will use an ARM chip; see below for the list of candidates.

The Capstone will last six months, so this design must be completed by June 2006. Capstone students are Sarah Bailey, Glenn LeBrasseur and ?Jacob Davidson.


Specification and Reports

Requirements

Project Proposal

Current project proposal

Final Report

2006 Capstone Project Final Report


Design

Bus Discussion

Bus discussion page

Hardware

Software


Links

Here are links to things discovered and used during the design research phase.


Team Meetings

Meeting Notes

Date

Comments

2006-03-07

Avionics Team meeting: STM Microcontoller dissection 2

2006-03-01

Avionics Team meeting: STM Microcontoller dissection

2006-02-22

Avionics Team meeting: Microcontoller discussion

2006-02-18

Roundtable discussion: Microcontrollers

2006-02-06

Technical Workshop

2006-02-03

Project proposal presentation to Mark Faust.

2006-02-01

Team meeting; Finalize presentation.

2006-01-27

Project proposal workshop. #2

2006-01-20

Project proposal workshop.

2006-01-18

Team meeting, ask Tim questions.

2006-01-13

Roundtable discussion, start project proposal.

2006-01-04

USB discussion and schedule planning.

2005-12-20

Discussed the overall goals of PSAS and how they relate to the capstone project.

2005-12-16

Official meeting with faculty advisor, Mark Faust.

2005-12-13

Discussed milestones, meeting with Faust, deliverables, some technical stuff.

2005-12-06

First meeting of the capstone team. Introductions, discussion of USB vs. CAN, and EagleCAD



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