The Avionics team is tasked with tracking and recording the rocket’s position and other important parameters throughout all mission phases. This provides an insight into how the rocket and various subsystems are performing. Aspirations for this year include implementing a new software testing environment, upgrading printed circuit board designs, implementing a Kalman filter and model predictive control algorithms to better control airbrake deployment, and continuing to refine pre-flight system verifications for when the rocket is fully assembled and on the launch tower.
Recently, the team has received our flight controller Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) from our sponsor OSH Park. In the upcoming weeks we will be assembling all the parts and developing the software that will be running on them.