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Chris Davidoff Jacob Hermann Jared Levin Lindsey Buxman. Apollo 18 Launch Readiness Review. Maggie Williams Peter Merrick Cody Gondek Nathan Buzzell. 11/27/12. Mission Overview. We will calculate the speed of sound as our satellite rises to an altitude of 30km

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chris davidoff jacob hermann jared levin lindsey buxman
Chris Davidoff

Jacob Hermann

Jared Levin

Lindsey Buxman

Apollo 18Launch Readiness Review

Maggie Williams

Peter Merrick

Cody Gondek

Nathan Buzzell

11/27/12

mission overview
Mission Overview
  • We will calculate the speed of sound as our satellite rises to an altitude of 30km
  • We hypothesise that the speed of sound will change in relation to the changes in temperature and pressure
  • This data could be useful for scientists calculating the density of the atmosphere of another planet
design overview
Design Overview

Bottom box

  • Critical systems
      • Camera
      • Micro controllers
      • Heater
      • Sensors
        • Microphone
        • Temperature
        • g-force
        • Humidity
        • Pressure

Top box

  • Speakers
  • Heater
dry ice test experiment
Dry Ice test- Experiment

Consistent data, but worse with time

calibration wind test
Calibration/Wind Test
  • Microphone
  • Filtering
    • Passive - threshold
    • Active - stray data
  • Precision of the clock
    • Percent error due to clock
drop test
Drop Test
  • Heights
  • Drop angles
kick whip test
Kick/Whip Test
  • minimal damage
expected results
Expected Results
  • We expect to record accurate data from all sensors
  • Hope to see predicted trends in this data
  • From this flight, we hope to see how a change in altitude changes the speed of sound
biggest worries
Biggest Worries
  • The microphone won\'t pick up the sound from the speakers
  • The carbon fiber tubes snap.
  • The camera lense fogs up.
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