So far, on this season of PIOneERS

So far, on this season of PIOneERS

Hello to all our fans! Since returning from the PDR in Munich last month, the PIOneERS team have been busy improving the experiment according to all the feedback we received from the experts. Earlier this week we handed in our latest updated version of the Student Experiment Documentation. One of the biggest concerns was radio frequency electromagnetic radiation emitted by the electronics, which could interfere with the on-board GPS or the other REXUS experiments. Therefore we had to ensure the entire experiment is RF shielded. This proved to be quite a challenge as it affected most of the sub-systems, however we solved this issue by simply encasing all electronic components, at each end of the boom inside aluminium housings. It has also been recommended to utilise some space underneath the bulkhead in order to store some electronics, opening up more space in the nosecone for the stowed BOOM. Moreover, thermal and Finite Element Analysis will need to be performed for the design. To...
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