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Payload 04 Information

Payload Flight Number:

2010 - 04

Salish Kootenai College
Payload Title:

SKC Wide Field Camera

Student Leader:
  • Kody Ensley
  • Computer Engineering
  • Salish Kootenai College
  • PO Box 70
  • Pablo,Mt 59855
  • Email:kody_ensley@student,skc,edu
Faculty Advisor:
  • Tim Olson
  • Computer Engineering
  • Salish Kootenai College
  • PO Box 70
  • Pablo, Mt 59855
  • Email:tim_olson@skc.edu
  • Office: 406-275-4898
  • Cell: 406-546-0008
Payload class:
Payload ID Number:
80 mA
Serial Commands:
Discrete Commands:
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due: 06/01/2010
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled: 08/06/2010
Flight Operation Plan
Due: 08/01/2010
Final Flight / Science Report
Due: 12/17/2010
Salish Kootenai College proposes the SKC Wide Field Camera, a student designed, built, tested, and operated prototype general purpose astronomical visible light camera for the 2010 High Altitude Student Platform ?ight opportunity. The preliminary baseline electronic design includes a CMOS image detector, FPGA control of image acquisition and storage, and Flash memory storage of images for post-?ight retrieval and analysis. The preliminary optical design is a ?xed focus camera with a 14 mm focal length, f/1.2 aperture lens. The camera will have a ?xed mount pointing the optical axis towards Earth's horizon, with balloon rotation providing passive pointing. The primary goal of this project is to provide SKC computer engineering students with systems engineering experience for scienti?c payloads carried on balloon or spacecraft platforms, with a secondary goal of testing the system design in near space conditions to enable re?nement of the design for possible future ?ight opportunities.
Payload Application:

Payload Integration Plan: