By Jeremy Straub, Ronald Arthur Marsh, David J. Whalen
This e-book offers the data that's required to begin a small spacecraft application for academic reasons. it will comprise a dialogue of a number of techniques to software formation and construct / purchase / hybrid choice issues. The e-book additionally discusses how a CubeSat (or different small spacecraft software) may be built-in into direction and/or software curriculum and the ancillary merits that the sort of application provides. The overview of small spacecraft courses and participatory project-based studying courses can be mentioned largely. The publication provides previous paintings on the topic of application evaluate (both for a unmarried software and the world over) and discusses how related ideas can be used for either formative and summative review of a brand new application. The software of those metrics (and prior evaluation of alternative courses) in gaining buy-in for application formation and investment can be considered.
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While this expanded the scope of interdisciplinary collaboration slightly, it still did not fully encompass all discipline types that would be required to be involved in a real-world mission of this type. Another small satellite PBL example is provided by Rodriguez-Osorio and Ramirez  who presented work at the ETSI de Telecomunicación in Madrid, Spain, related to an extracurricular NanoSat project. This 21-month project was student conceived and implemented (under faculty supervision). An antenna array designed for the purpose of inter-spacecraft communication (for a CubeSat-size craft) was created and its performance characterized.
Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering Applications. Malmqvist, S. Brodeur. 2007. Rethinking Engineering Education—The CDIO Approach. New York: Springer. Ramírez. 2012. A hands-on education project: Antenna design for inter-CubeSat communications [education column]. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 54(5): 211–224. 76. Marsh. 2014. Assessing the value of the OpenOrbiter program’s research experience for undergraduates. Sage Open 2014. Whalen. 2015. The impact of an interdisciplinary space program on computer science student learning.