CubeSat Onboard Computer Design

Over the past year and a half, I have been working on the SFU Satellite Design Team as the computing subsystem lead. The team and I have been developing a low-cost, reliable, custom onboard computer (OBC) to meet the current and future mission requirements. This post features quite a few details about the project.   […]

Radiation Testing a CubeSat Computer

At the SFU Satellite Design Team, we are taking part in the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge. As part of the challenge, we were offered the chance to put some of our hardware in a proton beam at the TRIUMF facility, Canada’s national lab for nuclear and particle physics. This was a really unique opportunity, and […]

CubeSat Computing Boards

At the SFU Satellite Design Team, we’re building a CubeSat from scratch. One of my main roles is designing the onboard computer hardware, as well as developing a lot of the onboard software. This post is a brief overview of the two boards that I designed and the team have assembled thus far. Both of […]

WILTW #2 – PCB Manufacturers, Cubesats and Reddit

What I learned this week – a chronicle of cool engineering related things I stumble across every week. This week, it’s mostly hardware related, as I’ve been on the lookout for summer project ideas and am continuing to learn about circuit board DFM.     1. PCB fab price comparison tool Most people in the […]