Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Abstract

Picosatellites are small, low cost satellites that are designed with the philosophy that sending many small, inexpensive satellites into space is cheaper and more effective than sending one large satellite. The goal of this project was to design a Picosatellite capable of taking magnetic field readings and sending the readings wirelessly to a base station. The team designed, fabricated, and tested a working Picosatellite mock-up to provide a proof-of-concept for the project goal. A base station was also built to receive the satellite data.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2006

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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