Anything that's sufficiently technical will develop a jargon, and this project is no exception. Here's a Translator's Guide to the more obscure terminology and abbreviations you're going to encounter here.
CCP - Command and Control Processor - the computer that sits in the middle and conducts the orchestra of sensors and dquipment. Currently either an STMicro device or an mBed.
EPS - nothing to do with Star Trek conduits, this stands for Expanded Polystyrene sheet, more usually used for solid wall and floor insulation. We're building the instrument package with it.
HAB - High Altitude Ballooning
ICP - Instrument CoProcessor. In our case, a Samsung GT-5800 Android smartphone that wraps up GPS, accelerometer, gravitometer, gyro and camera, not to mention radio downlink and a nice, loud beeper, into one small package with its own battery.
FLIGHT - the Flight Director, the person who's got overall responsibility for the project. In this case, Jon S Green of Adeptium Consulting Ltd.
FIDO - see FDO
FDO - the Flight Dynamics Officer. The FDO (or FIDO) tracks the flight path. For STARS-1, this will be Meriel Green.
INCO - the Integrated Communications Officer. Responsible for in-flight communications, we're expecting this will be Mark Turner.
RNDZ - Rendezvous Officer. In charge of getting the retrieve crew to the landed instrument package Likely to be Christina Green.
Last Updated (Monday, 15 August 2011 13:52)