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Theory

  • ICAO Standard Atmosphere ICAOAtmosphere.pdf
  • A brief discussion of the expected brightness of sources. calbright1a.pdf
  • Trystyn's spreadsheet for estimation of source brightness. tb_pow_mag_calc_8.xls

    Software

  • Current tracking software. tracker12.zip

  • Previous tracking software.
  • DNT Setup Software. DNT-Programs-RevD.zip

  • Isaac's tracking code. (Superseded.)

    Diffusive Light Source

  • CDR-DiffSource.pdf (Rev 3)

    Vehicle

  • Gondola design.
  • Electronic Systems.

    Spec Sheets and Manuals

  • GPS
  • Lab Instruments
    • Manual for Hamamatsu C9329 Photodiode Amplifier. Ham-C9329.pdf
    • NIST-Calibrated Photodiode. S2281_series.pdf The S2281 is the Hamamatsu diode that NIST calibrates.

  • Light Source Components
  • Microprocessors and Peripherals
  • Miscellaneous
    • Batteries. 7.2V, 4.8 A-H, Li-Ion. UBBL24.pdf. We use UBBL24-FL.
    • Charger. UCH0037.pdf. We use UCH0037-S.
    • Motor. Motor-159418.pdf. 132:1 Gearmotor. Jameco P/N 159418, Goldsun type HN-G0GD-1921Y-R.
    • Photogate motor index sensor. OPB960-990.pdf. We use OPB990P51Z.
    • Header Connectors. IDC10-Hdr-67812. Connectors for the control board. 10 pins.
    • IDC Connectors. IDC10-Plug-32492.pdf. Ribbon cable connectors to match the headers above.
    • Molex KK Connectors. For power and power switching signals. Molex 22-01-2037. Pins Molex 08-500114. Headers Molex 22-05-3031.
    • Li-Fe AA Batteries. l91.pdf. Superceded.

  • Radios
    • DNT900P Telemetry Radios. dnt900p.pdf.
    • MURS Radiometrix Transmitter Module LMT-1 and Receiver Module LMR-1 lmt1-lmr1.pdf.
    • MURS Radiometrix 2-W Transmitter Module QPT-1 qpt1.pdf.

  • Sensors
  • Telescopes and Ground Instruments