|Project Summary||Project Information|
Team N.A.M.A.S.Te has been charged with developing a passive vacuum detection switch for Sandia National Laboratories. This switch will fulfill a crucial role in the activation system of a missile upon experiencing near-space vacuum conditions on path toward an asteroid. Current vacuum detection switches used for such purposes tend to employ electronic activation systems that may be more vulnerable to hacking or the intense conditions of Earth’s upper atmosphere. Therefore, the switch must function entirely mechanically to close only a basic electrical channel.
The end deliverable for team N.A.M.A.S.Te is a functional passive vacuum detection switch meeting all customer requirements listed within the problem definition node. The switch must be highly reliable and will likely be the first of its kind used for the activation of a missile. At the end of MSD, the switch will be tested on a sounding (research) rocket to verify its capability.
From Left to Right: Aaron Jamison [ME], Brady Hrabovsky [ME], Kyle Bergeron [ME], David Pawlush [ME]
|Kyle Bergeron||Project Leadfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brady Hrabovsky||Lead Engineeremail@example.com|
Work Breakdown: By Phase
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)
- Special thanks to Dr's Mario Gomes, Mark Kempski, Stephen Boedo, Michael Schrlau, and Professor John Wellin for the use of your facilities and resources.
- Additional thanks to The RIT Machine Shop for assisting with the manufacturing of our product, and to the Delphi Test Labs in Rochester, NY for allowing us to utilize their facilities for testing.