Minutes: 02/06/14

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132 Days Until AUVSI SUAS Competition (June 18th, 2014)

228 Days Until Outback Challenge (September 22nd, 2014)


Next Flight Test (Sunday, February 9, 2014)

  • Fenrir2 first flight
  • Ballasted
  • With systems
  • SVS-VISTEK with IR filter & color calibration
  • Grimbal testing
  • Off-axis image coordinate testing
  • Still a lot of work to finish…

Last weekend

  • Flight test didn’t happen
  • Most of Fenrir2 completed, issues left to resolve
    • Annoying-to-fix issues
    • Wing tube socket
    • Safety switch
    • CG issue
      • Solidworks model had an engine within an engine
    • Existing safety-critical damage
    • Not enough help


Kratos - Fenrir2 Power System

  • PR’s for boards, components complete
  • Several parts “sampled”
    • TI parts arrived
  • Awaiting Space Grant account to order remaining components


Fenrir2

  • Hatches complete
  • Wheels/brakes installed
  • Brake testing complete
  • Bomb bay doors finished and installed
  • Most payload modules installed
  • HiL-sim testing completed
  • Most systems checked out

To Do

  • Finish and install battery tray
  • Weight & balance check
  • Engine test run
  • Install tach
  • Full system checkout


Grimbal

  • New version of Grimbal built
  • Lab testing complete, mostly good
  • Calibration functions modified
    • Needs accelerometer calibration / bias correction
    • Test response to engine vibration
    • Functionally integrated to imagery system

Bugs

  • Auto-reset on connection


SVS-VISTEK Camera Integration

  • Color calibration chart received
    • Damaged in shipping, but one iteration of calibration complete, needs integration
  • Work on RAW -> JPG conversion


Auto-target recognition

  • Web interface for tagging targets - Nick
  • New attempts at auto-target


Wireless Piccolo GS Console

  • SBUS-PPM Converter
    • Built
    • Tested
    • Debugged and again and again
    • Tested, good!
  • Needs software mods to put into use
    • Re-map channels from input to output


Sponsorship Updates

  • Visit to owner of closed hobby shop
  • “$16,000” in small sub-$10 items
  • Taking trailer tomorrow to pick up items
  • Leaving campus at 10:15am


Bug Tracker Update

  • Palpatine system box - Alex
  • Target data tool - Justin
  • Safety Switch Issues - Michael
  • Lab Posters
  • Lab Organization
  • Lab computer - Kim
  • Meeting room reserved?


Student Leadership Meeting

  • Orgsync
    • Make “landing” page redirect to our page
    • Make sure info is up to date - currently old!