It's back to business with a full meeting once again!
McMaster NEUDOSE would like to thank our current sponsors for their support in this project.
- Keysight Technologies
- Microhard Systems Inc.
- SensL Technologies
- Standard Imaging
- Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG
- and the Department of Medical Physics & Applied Radiation Sciences at McMaster University.
Our progress would not be possible without your help! To learn more about our sponsors or to find out more about how you can support us, please click here!
This past week several members of the McMaster NEUDOSE team attended the 7th European CubeSat Symposium in Liege, Belgium. A medical physics undergraduate student on our team, Richard, presented his work involving Monte Carlo simulations of our scientific instrument.
The Geant4 Monte Carlo simulations investigate the contribution of particle type and energy to the overall total dose equivalent. Detector anisotropies and instrument response functions were derived for protons, electrons, galactic cosmic rays, and neutrons. The results provide valuable information regarding the energy ranges that the radiation detector would be effective. In addition, an estimate of the expected count rate while in orbit was determined.
McMaster NEUDOSE team members are being productive all over the world!
McMaster NEUDOSE welcomes students back to campus! Stay tuned because NEUDOSE merchandise is coming your way!
GEometry And Tracking or GEANT is a platform that is used to simulate how particles pass through matter. The payload team has been busy creating simulations with this GEANT software to simulate how particles will interact and pass through our TEPC detector. In this animation - the path of a 100 GeV Iron Ion is shown.
This is a simple block diagram of the Attitude Determination & Control System. Its just a schematic to show the general arrangement and connections of the parts of the system. The AD&C team are now working on developing and sourcing each individual part of the system. Keep checking back for further progress and updates!
Take a look at the recently machined pressure vessel caps that will maintain the pressure for the tissue equivalent proportional counter on Earth and out in space.
Our CubeSat needs to generate power using solar energy. Our Electrical Power Team has come up with this plot to compare the power generated by different solar cells and different numbers of solar cells. This plot will help the team match the solar cell to our power demands and ultimately, decide on the which solar cells are ideal for our CubeSat!
Take a look at the Communications Team's setup to receive radio signals!