Connector Project - Summer, 2006
Ash Walker, Brad Westgate, and Bryn Hollen

Copyright 2006 NASA/Olin Connector Team. Designed by Brad Westgate



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Files

  • PERT Chart
    This spreadsheet contains our schedule and set of tasks for this summer.

  • Summary PDF from Dr. F. Scott Porter
    This document from our contact at NASA provides background on the current version of the board and outlines our goals for redesign.

  • Current board setup
    This picture shows the current setup of the boards. Our redesign of the boards will replace the current connectors with MDM-51s.

  • Schematic of our board design
    This image depicts our revised board design, complete with ESD protection diodes and impedance matching resistors.

  • Board B Initial PCB Layout
    This file contains our preliminary layout for Board B (the transition board). Viewing requires ExpressPCB software available from expresspcb.com.

  • Board A Initial PCB Layout
    This file contains our preliminary layout for Board A (the dewar harness board). Viewing requires ExpressPCB software available from expresspcb.com.

  • Board B Final PCB Layout
    This is our final layout for Board B, created using Electronics Workbench's Ultiboard 9 software (requires this software to view).

  • Board A Final PCB Layout
    This is our final layout for Board A, created using Electronics Workbench's Ultiboard 9 software.

  • Board B Gerber Files
    These are the Gerber files which have been sent to PCBFabExpress for fabrication of Board B.

  • Board A Gerber Files
    These are the Gerber files which have been sent to PCBFabExpress for fabrication of Board A.

  • Pinout spreadsheet
    This spreadsheet contains the pinouts of the connectors and other devices in the system.

  • Powerpoint presentation
    This informal presentation was given to the other research students and professors at Olin this summer.

  • IV Characteristics
    This zip file contains IV characteristics for our resistors and TVS varistors that we took both at room temperature and the temperature of liquid nitrogen.

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