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The electronics department

The electronics department is the one responsible for the systems running our rockets. This goes from the flight computers to the igniters and soldering the smallest chips to making the recovery trackers. We are the ones responsible of making sure all systems go on cue, like ignition and separation events. And for this our team mostly works with components and programs from external suppliers, like our sponsors. But, we are also working on creating our very own AQUILO flight computer. Which we will be developing over the coming years.

The electronics department consists, as every department, of a department head, members and advisors. The current department is shown below. They deal with a workload that both consist of practical and theoretical parts. The theoretical part being the research for the right components and the programming of them. The practical part comes down to the assembling, calibration and testing of these components making sure they are ready to play their part.

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Head of the department

I am Colin Olbertz, and for the 2022-2023 term I am leading the electronics department. As a dutch second year aeronautical engineering student at Inholland, I joined the team because of my great interest in space and aeronautical technology, and to further increase my experience in this field. With Paul starting our move towards making our own flight computer last year. I want to bring the knowledge together involving also the guided parachute internship and lay a solid base for the next generations of AQUILO electronics.

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You can reach me either via email (department) or via phone (personal)


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