Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.


The purpose of this project was to continue the design and construction of the sensor subsystem for a prototype nanosatellite (NANOSAT) called the Powder Metallurgy and Navigation Satellite (PANSAT). Every satellite has a subsystem that is responsible for the Health and Safety of the satellite. The sensor subsystem is accountable for monitoring other subsystems and their components to make sure they are operating properly. The main requirements for the sensor subsystem are listed below: -Monitor the temperatures of satellite subsystems. -Monitor the voltages of satellite subsystems. -Monitor the current of satellite subsystems. -Monitor the magnetic field of the earth in Low Earth Orbit.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005


Electrical Engineering


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering