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Telecon tomorrow (Thursday) @ 5 pm Eastern time

Hi all!

Telecon tomorrow (Oct. 14 in North America, Oct. 15 in Australia) at the regular time: 5 pm Eastern (2 pm Pacific, 11 am Hawaii, 23.00 European, 8 am Eastern Australia). Andrew Macdonald has finally completed the full layout of the new ALTAIR form-factor version of the ORCASat transimpedance amp board!!! (I'll send an image of the layout, and details, tomorrow right before the meeting.) Evan Moore and Tanner Oleksiuk are reviewing Andrew's design for the rest of this week, and we'll send the boards out for fabrication early next week. Also, some new important updates on the four Radiometrix SHX1 144 MHz boards, as well as on testing of our two Raveon M8S 144 MHz boards; some further updates to AIFCOMSS; and progress also continues to be made on optical simulation and on measuring electrical characteristics of the photodiode readout. More discussion items for tomorrow's telecon include: flight/telescope plans and tests; construction and lab tests of the new gondolas/payloads; light sources and light source modelling; goniometric and pre- and post-flight calibration; propulsion work; nanosat bus and payload solid models; computing / website / TWiki forums and e-mails; grant applications; and recap of schedules. I'll send a progress report before the telecon tomorrow.

Here's how to connect:

1) Open Skype on your computer (note that of course, you should first install Skype, http://www.skype.com, on your machine if you haven't already).
2) In the "Contacts" menu, add me ( jalbertuvic ) as a contact, if you haven't already.
3) Just wait for me to Skype-call you at the usual time (5 pm Eastern, 2 pm Pacific, etc).
4) If there is any trouble, or if you don't get a Skype-call for some reason and would like to join, please just send me an e-mail (jalbert@uvic.ca).

Here's the tentative agenda:

I) Flight & telescope plans, and upcoming tests
II) Construction, drop tests, and other tests of the new gondola and payload
III) Diffused light source and its modelling, pre- and post-flight calibration, and goniometric calibrations
IV) Solid modelling
V) Computing/website, including recent flight control and simulation progress
VI) Grant applications

Talk to you all tomorrow, thanks!!!

-- jalbert - 2021-10-14

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PDFpdf ALTAIR_PD_Schematic2_AndrewMacdonald_12oct21.pdf r1 manage 1623.5 K 2021-10-14 - 00:05 UnknownUser As-completed version (Oct. 12, 2021) of the ALTAIR photodiode readout board (TIA) schematic from Andrew Macdonald
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