Experiment Control Electronics for Spinning Quad Ionospheric Deployer SQUID
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The Spinning QUad Ionospheric Deployer (SQUID) is a soundingcrocket experiment developed to test and verify a novel mechanism to deploy wire booms. The SQUID consists of the Rocket Mounted Unit (RMU) and the Free Flying Unit (FFU), the former is attached to the rocket and the latter is ejected. The FFU carries the electronics box (eBox) that controls the system and the boom deployment system known as SCALE. The FFU needs to be independent when has been ejected from the rocket. This thesis work covers the design and manufacture of the SQUID electronics system to control the functionality of the experiment. The control is implemented in a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) using the VHDL language. The integration, testing and validation of software and hardware also is presented here. The SQUID experiment was launched onboard the REXUS-10 rocket from ESRANGE the 23rd February 2011.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 187 p.
EES Examensarbete / Master Thesis, XR-EE-SPP 2011:002
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-91730OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-91730DiVA: diva2:511132
Master of Science - System-on-Chip Design
Nickolay, Ivchenko, Univ lektor
Blomberg, Lars, Professor