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Project 1

Project

Design and build a prototype International Space Station camera that can be flown around inside the space station from the ground.  B. Draft the flight drawing for the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) unit body design for the three modified Cargo transfer Bags (CTB) type A, B and C.

Purpose

To provide the capability for International Space Station Flight Controllers the ability to look around the International Space Station (ISS) to validate configurations.  B. To provide flight drawings/patterns that will be used to make flight soft-goods.

Overview

The goal of this project is to use as many commercial off the shelf (COTS) products as possible and make this on orbit camera.  Cy-Woods HS is one of two schools working on this project.  NASA has reserved a two day flight on the Zero gravity plan to test the prototype.  There will be a total of six (6) flyers, three each day.  If Cy-Woods HS students have a design to test then they will be given the opportunity to test their design.  This is a challenging project.  Not only does this camera need to be stable at low velocities it has to be controllable from the ground.  B. There are three CTB that have been designed by the European Space Agency (ESA).  Student last year made sixty-four (64) of these bags.  The bodies of these bags are over complicated and can be simplified significantly using a unit-body design.

Team

The Cy-Woods HS Drafting HUNCH team is an advanced drafting class.

Status

The team has received a second presentation from the NASA customer focusing on required controllability of the camera prototype and is moving on to phase II of their design. In phase II the team will identify most of the required COTs and complete assembly of a breadboard unit for functional testing of concepts.  They continue to draw ideas from the Roomba and AR Drone devices.  They have identified their top design concept and 3-D modeling is progressing well.  B. Drafts of each design have been submitted and approved ESA.  The drawings now need to be cleaned up, add item numbers and description, and finalized. Updated 01/10/11

On April 7th and 8th 2011 the team successfully flew their flying camera platform on the Zero Gravity plane at Ellington Field, Houston, TX.

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