Thank You To Our Sponsors

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
  • NovAtel
  • 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!

7th European CubeSat Symposium

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!

Power Generation

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!