Part I - PLUG Meeting talk on Embedded Linux
TODO: More information from attendees, please!
TODO: Add link to video when it's posted.
Part II - Airframe planning meeting
Tim, Dave, Dan and Andrew tried to do some planning on the airframe, so we started from the launch date and worked backwards:
- 2008-09-27 - Launch on Sunday of 'Balls 2008'.
- 2008-09-17 - Registration must be in the hands of the AHPRA folks.
- 2008-09-10 - Make a Go/No Go decision.
- 2008-08-30 - Airframe and ground systems full integration test ("dryrun")
This gives us about 1.5 months to finish everything, which is not a lot of time for a group of very busy people. So we decided to see what our critical path was. Andrew wasted everyone's time by pulling up TaskJuggler, but we did get an honest-to-goodness preliminary Gantt chart out of the whole thing
The bottom line on the Gantt chart is that we can probably make it, but we have to fast forward development of the nosecone and the recovery system, especially the parachutes.
Finally, note that there's a backup to the BALLs launch, which is 'Rocketober' (sponsored by the Oregon rocketry folks) the weekend of 10/10-10/12 in Brothers, Oregon.
Part III - Spin table handoff
We handed off the spin table to Sean and Ed of the Biomedical Signal Processing lab. They're going to do some testing of accelerometers and gyroscopes for biomedical applications. Not our field, but the work they'll do will help with characterizing our next generation IMU.