The PSAS is divided up into several functional teams.
- For a schedule of meetings (both team and group), see the Schedule page.
- Many of the teams have their own electronic mailing lists.
|Airframe||Design, construction and test of the rocket's airframe, aerodynamic surfaces, and recovery devices. Also includes flight simulations and launch hardware|
|Avionics||Design, construction and test of the rocket's electronic systems, including radio antennas, sensors (e.g., GPS, inertial sensors), computers, microcontrollers, and microcontroller firmware. Also includes navigation and control.|
|Communications||Design, construction and test of the rocket's RF communication systems, including transmitters, power amps, antennas, receivers, preamps, etc. Also includes ground communications.|
|GroundTeamHome||Design, construction and test of the rocket's mobile ground support systems, including the launch tower, Launch Control Module (LCM), remote power, etc.|
|PayloadTeamHome||Payload support for the rocket -- overlaps with airframe and avionics teams.|
|PropulsionTeamHome||Design, construction and test of rocket motors. Now liquid, was paraffin hybrid.|
|Software||Design, coding, and test of high-level-language software systems, including telemetry protocol, visualization tools, flight management and flight control software -- overlaps with avionics, ground, and uncertainty teams; as well as website administration|
|Uncertainty||Research and implementation of control algorithms, such as Kalman filters and Bayesian particle filters|
General science and research relating to rockets, vehicle dynamics, aerodynamics, the atmosphere, etc. would fall under the catagory of RocketScience, but we don't have a team for that because everyone can contribute.