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# <a name="General Team Meeting: December 2"></a> General Team Meeting: December 2nd, 2003

## <a name="Meeting agenda:"></a> Meeting agenda:

**6:00pm - 7:00pm:**

1. Introduction to PSAS for new folks.

**7:00pm - 8:30pm:**

1. Team updates
2. Critical path items and their scheduling
3. Resources: getting more funding
  - no ideas, but we got a volunteer to write grant proposals!
4. TWiki: intro to TWiki, naming gotchas, team blogs, etc.
5. Technical &amp; integration issues, which will slowly dissolve into...

**8:30pm - ?:**

1. ... team meetings (software and communication teams at the least)

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**Airframe team:**

- January 1st, start repairing prep LV2.1 (6-8 weeks)
- After, start building LV2.3

**Propulsion team:**

- Matt and John have agreed to build us one more "N" for the next launch of LV2.1
- LOX-Paraffin hybrid test scheduled for 12/31!
- Making great progress

**Communications:**

- Still working on cylindrical patch antennas
- Scheduled to go to NW EMC next week to measure the propogation of the antennas.
- Going to do a test on the antennas in a bell jar to see if pressure affects the foamy dielectric in the cylindrical patch antennas
- Bart suggested that we schedule a meeting with Singh for 802.11b phy layer stuff.
- Still thinking about slot antennas

**Avionics:**

- System needs recabling, but is otherwise ok.
- Need different batteries - the Lithium batteries we used don't cut it for the 3.8 Amps LV2 requires.

**Software:**

- Ian working on CAN driver; looks like the MOPS i82527 chip is usable after all.
- Things going a bit slow since everyone's busy.
- CANtalope works! Go Peter and Tyler.
- Jay did some more work on SMART, now waiting to test
- Bart wants us to submit an abstract for USENIX: [[AbstractFreenix2004]]. All suggestions welcome; submission deadline is **December 16!**

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_Some demo Twiki testing done at the meeting..._

Here's some new text. [[NewTestPage]].

[[This is a link to the projects page.|Projects]]

[[NewTestPage]].