The primary goal of the university is education and preparing students
to be top leaders in society. This design project challenges students to
think big, be creative, perform interdisciplinary work and solve real
technical and social related problems.
Demonstration: This project pioneers novel wireless
communication technologies for the space sector. Existing commercial
space systems have data rates that are a factor of ten slower and are
orders of magnitude more expensive than we plan to demonstrate using low
risk miniaturization. TU leads in space mixed mode microelectronics.
World Need: Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA) have shown
the need for communication to help economies in third world countries.
Basic communication is essential to meeting the physical needs of a
society. For more, see Humanitarian
Need: Commercial satellite systems are very expensive and few
serve third world populations. The GospelSat team has demonstrated the
need for reliable and economical electronic communication to improve
missionary safety, recruiting, access to experts (doctors, linguist,
educators, multicultural experts, technical experts), direct connection
to church and extended community, and in general spreading the gospel on
a global scale. For more, see Mission
TU SAT 1 will be collecting data from both a plasma probe and a
magnetometer. The plasma probe will measure plasma density and
temperature and will assist in the study of high altitude affects. The
magnetometer will measure the magnetic field's three axis components.
Data will be collected to compare the changes in magnetic field as the
satellite passes through regions of interest to the plasma probe.
This project has the potential for giving the university, funding
groups, and our students much visibility at an international level.
TU will attract more top students and build