Fall 2005: AA236A / Spacecraft Design Fundamentals at Stanford University
This year Professor James Cutler has expanded the scope of the AA236A lab, to include GPS and more sophisticated communications for each rover, with more teams and more rovers. We've placed a web gallery of images from the final exam online.
Fall 2004: AA236A / Spacecraft Design Fundamentals at Stanford University
In the Fall quarter of 2004, the Stanford University students in Professor Bob Twiggs' AA236A class used the CubeSat Kit Development Board and the software that comes with it as part of an autonomous rover project. Each rover could receive commands over a wireless link, and could be commanded to move forwards, backwards, etc. It also avoided objects via its sensors, etc. The students also did other things in the class (e.g. learned how to create schematics, made a PCB with H-bridge motor drivers, etc.). There were 4 teams of 4 students -- each team had a Development Board. From initial exposure to the Development Board, to the final exam / demonstration, each time required a total of eight four-hour labs.