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Hardware testing for the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS)

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dc.contributor.advisor Mannucci, Anthony en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Fagrelius, Parker en_US Slagle, Amanda 2013-09-16T18:03:03Z 2013-09-16T18:03:03Z 2011-08
dc.identifier.citation NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP), Pasadena, California, August 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-3964
dc.description.abstract Hardware for several subsystems of the proposed Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS), including the gimbal and avionics, was tested. Microswitches installed on the gimbal were evaluated to verify that their point of actuation would remain within the acceptable range even if the switches themselves move slightly during launch. An inspection of the power board was conducted to ensure that all power and ground signals were isolated, that polarized components were correctly oriented, and that all components were intact and securely soldered. Initial testing on the power board revealed several minor problems, but once they were fixed the power board was shown to function correctly. All tests and inspections were documented for future use in verifying launch requirements. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011. en_US
dc.subject Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) en_US
dc.subject optical communications en_US
dc.subject International Space Station (ISS) en_US
dc.title Hardware testing for the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) en_US
dc.type Student Report en_US

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