Description: The primary focus of CU-LATR’s NanoSAM-IV project is to expand upon previous NanoSAM years' work by demonstrating the ability to detect and record light measurements via a photodiode. The photodiode will detect light from a stable light source as an analog signal; an ADC will convert the analog signal into a digital format. The relevance of this work pertains directly to satellites' abilities to detect levels of aerosol, ozone, and other particles within the Earth's atmosphere.
Sponsor: Ball Aerospace
Team Members: Gerald Yoho (PM), Jade Babcock-Chi, Garrett Bell, Benji Brandenburger, Abdoulaye Diallo, David Hightower, Cj Kennedy, Lucio Murillo, Lucca Trapani