WinSAT Rocketry Division Data Acquisition Module
The Rocketry Data Acquisition Module is a small Raspberry Pi Zero module made for the University of Windsor’s Space & Aeronautics Team - Rocketry Division.
I made the module to collect aerodynamic data during the launch of the rocket. The 2019 Module featured a small form-factor payload with the NXP 9DOF and Sparkfun Environmental Combo Sensor.
The module allowed us to collect the following datatypes:
- 9 DOF (accel, gyro, magnet)
- Barometric Pressure (& Altitude) Temperature, and Humidity
- Total Volatile Chemicals and effective CO2
The goal was to analyze the data post-launch to review the aerodynamic performance during launch, and to visualize the launch (with the CAD model of the rocket) in a 3D visualization software.
WinSAT's Rocketry Division came in 5th place in the 30,000ft COTS category in IREC 2019!
Video from launch at IREC 2019