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Payload 08 Information


Payload Flight Number:

2013 - 08
Institution:

Inter-American University of Puerto Rico - Bayamon
Payload Title:

ARIES-GPS

Student Leader:
  • Stephanie Miranda Nieves
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Torres del Escorial Apt 3604
  • 4006 Ave Sur
  • Carolina,PR 00987
  • Email:ingstephmirand@gmail.com
Faculty Advisor:
  • Dr. Hien Vo
  • Electrical Engineering
  • 500 John Will Harris Road
  • Bayamon, PR 00957
  • Email:hienbichvo@email.bc.inter.edu
  • Office:(787) 279-1912 Ext. 2170
Payload class:
SMALL
Payload ID Number:
08
Mass:
2.16 kg
Current:
400 mA
Serial Commands:
Yes
Discrete Commands:
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due: 06/21/2013
Delivered:
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled: 08/02/2013
Actual:
Flight Operation Plan
Due: 07/26/2013
Delivered:
Final Flight / Science Report
Due: 12/13/2013
Delivered:
Abstract:
The UIPR is building a CubeSat. Thus each year we develop different sub-system and test them on the HASP platform to evaluate the performance of these sub-systems. This year the goal is to fly and compare the performance of two different dual frequency GPS receivers. The CASES (Connected Autonomous Space Environment Sensors) GPS receiver is a space weather monitor, while the Novatel GPS receiver is a COTS unit. Data collected from these GPS receivers will be used to characterize the line-integrated electron density between the receiver and GPS satellites. The GPS derived total electron content (TEC) will be compared to output from state of the art space environment models, such as the Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Mesosphere Energetics General Circulation Model along the HASP flight trajectory. In addition the data will be employed to observe gravity waves for the parameterization of momentum flux into the stratosphere. Proof of concept atmospheric profiling with GPS radio occultation will be performed. The project will involve 5 undergraduate students under the mentorship of Dr. Hien Vo. The space engineering program at UIPR is supported by a grant from Puerto Rico Space Grant and the government of Puerto Rico to train aerospace workforce for the island.
Payload Application:
IUPR_HASP2013.pdf

Payload Integration Plan:
IUPR_Final_PSIP_2013.pdf

Science Report: