Center for Infrastructure, Energy, and Space Testing
Sandia Senior Design Test
Published: March 19, 2018
Participants: Daniel Green, David Manlove, Jordan Thoning, Nicholas Gentz, Steven Karl, Zachary Trahey, Dr. Shalom Ruben, Dr. Brad Wham, Hiral Gandhi
Primary Investigator: UC Boulder Mechanical Engineering Senior Design in conjunction with Design Center Colorado and Sandia National Labs
Summary: The Sandia Senior Design Team were tasked to design a switch that activates at 9g, as part of a cubesat subsystem. As part of the test phase of their device, the team used the 15-g centrifuge at CIEST to replicate a cubesat launch profile and observed their switch activate through video stream.