Adaptive Aerobraking System (ADAS)

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Purpose

Our team is in response to the challenge the team faces of setting an exact fligh apogee of exactly 5,200 feet. Our solution to this challenge is a component that controls the speed of our rocket using retractable fins. The fins are designed to deploy and retract in order to control our drag force on the rocket, and in effect controlling our speed. Utilizing our designed microcontroller and deployment hardware, we implement a closed PID loop so as to constantly update the speed and apogee of the rocket.

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Design documentation

Our Team Members

Lia Gianfortone

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Team Lead | Error control coding PhD candidate
As one of the team leads, my responsibilites include setting design specifications for our component and helping to make sure our team does the best we can to meet them! In addition, I am also the principal developer for our PID algorithm and write the code to control our golden tube.

Gavin Chen

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Team Lead | CS Major EE Minor Class of 2019
As one of the team leads, I help create our designs and facilitate organization within the team to make sure we're reaching the goals we set for ourselves. My development role on the team is to help with the programming of our embedded system and make sure our software works together with our hardware.

Julio Sandino

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Ryan Taylor

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Embedded Linux Developer | CE Major Class of 2021
My main interest on the team is in programming the BeagleBone: the embedded linux microcomputer that controlls all of the onboard functionallity. This entails anything from programming the kernel to work with network drivers, to managing parallel execution of all of our control software. I also function as our UCSC network contact for our public ssh port.

Brandon Cavins

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Eduardo Bautista

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Sri Ramesh

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Ruhi Kore

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