Week 2

During the week as I kept doing investigation on how to complete a mission to deep space with a small satellite, I realized that I really at this point have an specific problem to solve in term of radiation with a cubesat.

I read a publication from Dr. Pellish from NASA in regards to future single event effects and total ionizing dose for autonomous vehicles in space and how this radiation could affect this technology. The mitigation techniques are the same as for a space system (redundancy, and material protection). Since I cannot do materials research at this time, the publication at least inspired me to do my project on a radiation sensing drone.

On Friday I began my investigation on how to implement such drone.

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