On Thursday we welcomed Simon Mawn, Dieter Bischoff and Julia Grünhage from ZARM in our office to show them the current state of the preparations of our experiment.
We talked about mechanical drawings and the manufacturing of the components’ housings. There was a demonstration of the ground station and how we plan to operate the experiment. Furthermore we presented the electrical components we designed ourselves.
presentation of self-designed electrical components
Bastian Klein, Simon Mawn and Dieter Bischoff (ltr) discussing the mechanical assembly of the experiment
Our horizon detection and vector calculation algorithm runs on a small OVERO board. To operate it we need connections to the other systems of the PATHOS experiment. These are placed on the extension board which will be connected to the OVERO (small board in the pictures).
To fit our requirement of a system as small as possible our team member Dominik Wagner designed the extension board on his own.