The Antenna System simulator

B.Sc. thesis students Louise and Mustafa have built this simulator of the antenna system for our student satellite. It simulates how commands are sent from the onboard computer to the antenna system microcontroller. This controller then triggers current through resistors that melt nylon wires and then simulated antennas deploy! All computers are simulated by Arduinos (including a “shield”). Louise and Mustafa made this video. They built exactly what I wanted them to do. They learned a lot I hope. At least how to use Arduinos, C programming, 3D-printing, soldering, electronics, different kind of connectors, how to plan work, testing…you know, engineering. BTW, turn on and up the sound.

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