wiki/ PsuStudentClub/ SampleBudget

There are several different types of SFC expenditure types. Most of our expenses fall into the "minor equipment" category (equipment that costs less than $5,000 per item).

Sample Budget

total # of launches

2

# launches at Blackrock

1

# students per launch

5

# airframes per year

2

# avionics stacks per year

2

# recruitment events per year

4

Description

Formula

Total

Category Total

SFC Expenditure Type

Quote Notes

Airframe

Airframe – aluminum tubing

$500 per rocket

$1,000.00

Minor Equipment

Airframe – epoxy

$50 per rocket

$100.00

Minor Equipment

Airframe – fiberglass

$100 per rocket

$200.00

Minor Equipment

Airframe – fasteners

$20 per rocket

$40.00

Minor Equipment

Airframe – parachute material

$100 per rocket

$200.00

Minor Equipment

Airframe – gas generator (for deployment)

$100 per rocket

$200.00

Minor Equipment

Airframe – pyrotechnics

$100 per rocket

$200.00

Minor Equipment

$1,940.00

Flight Computer

Flight Computer – TQM MCP5200

$400 per rocket

$800.00

Minor Equipment

quoted $400

$800.00

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)

Inertial Measurement Unit – accelerometers

$24.95 x 2 per avionics stack

$99.80

Minor Equipment

IC-ADXL321 +/-18g dual axis accelerometer

Inertial Measurement Unit – rate gyroscopes

$69.95 x 2 per avionics stack

$279.80

Minor Equipment

IC-IDG300 dual axis rate gyro

Inertial Measurement Unit – pressure sensors

$50 per avionics stack

$100.00

Minor Equipment

Inertial Measurement Unit – magnetic sensors

($20 + $22) x 3 per avionics stack

$84.00

Minor Equipment

HMC1001 and HMC1002

Inertial Measurement Unit – thermal sensors

$10 per avionics stack

$20.00

Minor Equipment

Inertial Measurement Unit – support components

($4.13 + $3.13) x 2 per avionics stack

$29.04

Minor Equipment

linear voltage regulator and 2.5V-18V Rail-to-Rail I/O OpAmp

$612.64

Sensor Nodes

Sensor Node Front End – switching power supply components

$50 x 3 nodes per rocket x number of avionics stacks

$300.00

Minor Equipment

Sensor Node Front End – ARM processor

$11.88 x 3 nodes per rocket x number of avionics stacks

$71.28

Minor Equipment

link

Sensor Node Front End – PC Board

$20 x 3 nodes per rocket x number of avionics stacks

$120.00

Minor Equipment

Sensor Node Front End – Board Connectors

$5 x 3 nodes per rocket x number of avionics stacks

$30.00

Minor Equipment

Sensor Node Front End – support components

$20 x 3 nodes per rocket x number of avionics stacks

$120.00

Minor Equipment

$641.28

Power system

Power system – lithium ion battery

$400 per avionics stack

$800.00

Minor Equipment

Power system – switching power supply components

$80 per avionics stack

$160.00

Minor Equipment

Power system – ARM processor

$11.88 per avionics stack

$23.76

Minor Equipment

Power system – PC Board

$20 per avionics stack

$40.00

Minor Equipment

Power system – Board Connectors

$50 per avionics stack

$100.00

Minor Equipment

$1,123.76

Communications equipment

Ground Support – Wifi antenna

$450 each

$450.00

Minor Equipment

Communications – 2.4 GHz Power Amplifier

$350 per avionics stack

$700.00

Minor Equipment

Communications – patch antennas

$200 x 3 antennas per rocket x number of airframes

$1,200.00

Minor Equipment

Communications – SMA connectors

$75 per rocket

$150.00

Minor Equipment

Ground Support – antennas

$200 each x 2 antennas

$400.00

Minor Equipment

$2,900.00

Amateur TV

Amateur TV – Camera 1

$300 per avionics stack

$600.00

Minor Equipment

Amateur TV – Camera 2

$100 per avionics stack

$200.00

Minor Equipment

Amateur TV – Overlay board

$100 per avionics stack

$200.00

Minor Equipment

Amateur TV – TX Exciter

$100 per avionics stack

$200.00

Minor Equipment

Amateur TV – power amplifier

$50 per avionics stack

$100.00

Minor Equipment

$1,300.00

GPS

GPS – OEM board

$250 per avionics stack

$500.00

Minor Equipment

GPS – Low Noise amplifier

$300 per avionics stack

$600.00

Minor Equipment

$1,100.00

Motor

Motor

$1000 per launch

$2,000.00

Minor Equipment

$2,000.00

Development Equipment

JTAG debugging tools

$75 each x 2 JTAG tools

$225.00

Minor Equipment

link

USB to serial adapters

$13 each x 4 adapters

$52.00

Minor Equipment

link

USB cables

$1.50 each x 2 cables

$15.00

Minor Equipment

link

Sensor Node Development boards

$80 each x 2 boards

$160.00

Minor Equipment

link

$452.00

Publicity

Vanguard Ads

$28.50/run for 1/16 of a page x number of big events

$114.00

Advertising (Vanguard)

Fliers

$0.02 per flier x 50 fliers x number of big events

$4.00

Duplicating/Copy Services

$118.00

Travel

Car rental to launch site

$300 per launch

$600.00

Travel

Food at launches

$15 per day x 3 days x number of students at launch x number launches

$450.00

Travel

Truck Rental for launch tower

$300 per launch

$600.00

Travel

$1,650.00

Range Fees

Range fees for launch site

$40 per student x number launches at Blackrock Desert

$200.00

Competition Entry Fees

$200.00

Catering

Recruitment event food

$100 per event x number of events per year

$400.00

Food Service

$400.00

Office Supplies

business cards

$20 per 1000

$20.00

Office and Administrative Supplies

Clamps

$3 each x 6 clamps for banner

$18.00

Office and Administrative Supplies

Duck Tape

$4 each

$4.00

Office and Administrative Supplies

$42.00

Merchandise for Resale

T-shirts

$10 each x 30 t-shirts

$300.00

$300.00

Total

$15,579.68