Micro Meteoroid and Orbital Debris Impact Sensor Development

The purpose of this project is to develop and test a sensing system that dectects the location and severity of micrometeriod impacts on the skin of a spacecraft orbiting the Earth.

Team Impact is sponsored by the NASA Ames Research Center and is mentored by Greg Swanson. The design team consists six seniors from the University of Idaho: Matt Arnone (Computer Engineering), Nick Harris (Electrical Engineering), Matt Hinkelman (Mechanical Engineering), Jay Hirata (Computer Engineering), Matthew Mihelish (Mechanical Engineering), and Alex Swanson (Mechanical Engineering).