Hardware Components

The buoy consists of: Buoy Hardware

  • CubeSat Kit Development Board/Flight Module
    The "brain" of the buoy. Includes a very low power Texas Instruments MSP430 microcontroller
  • NRG Systems Anemometer
    Measures wind speed
  • NRG Systems Wind Vane
    Measures relative wind direction
  • NRG Systems Temperature Sensor
    Measures temperature
  • Honeywell Magnetometer
    Measures magnetic orientation of buoy
  • NAL Research Iridium Satellite Modem and GPS
    Measures physical location as well as transmits data