Published: March 19, 2018
  • Year: 2018Camera image from inside centrifuge, looking out at Hiral Gandhi
  • 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.