ELECTRONICS & PAYLOAD
The Electronics and Payload team consists of a team manager and 3 general members who will oversee modifications and improvements to the rocket’s avionics, power, and communication systems via hardware and software design. The sub-team's goal is to produce robust, flexible systems capable of flight data acquisition, hybrid engine control, and parachute deployment through microcontrollers, sensors, and flight computers. Additionally, the sub-team will design, build, and test a functioning payload with the intentions of competing in the SDL Payload Challenge at the 2018 IREC. Restricted by rocket limitations and 8.8-pound weight limit, the team will have full liberty of overseeing the construction of a payload of scientific merit. The team’s work will require some basic programming experience (C, C++, Python, LabVIEW, etc.) and some familiarity with electronics. Basic 3D modeling (SolidWorks) is not required but highly encouraged.