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# <a name="PSAS Teams"></a> PSAS Teams

The PSAS is divided up into several functional teams.

- For a schedule of meetings (both team and group), see the [[Schedule]] page.
- Many of the teams have their own electronic [mailing lists](http://lists.psas.pdx.edu).
- PSAS members may find contact information [[here|Minutiae/PSASPhoneList]].

<table border=1 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0>
  <tr>
    <th align="center" bgcolor="#99CCCC"><strong> Team </strong></th>
    <th bgcolor="#99CCCC"><strong> Description </strong></th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td align="center">[[Airframe]]</td>
    <td> Design, construction and test of the rocket&#39;s airframe, aerodynamic surfaces, and recovery devices. Also includes flight simulations and launch hardware </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td align="center">[[Avionics]]</td>
    <td> Design, construction and test of the rocket&#39;s electronic systems, including radio antennas, sensors (e.g., GPS, inertial sensors), computers, microcontrollers, and microcontroller firmware. Also includes navigation and control. </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td align="center">[[Communications]]</td>
    <td> Design, construction and test of the rocket&#39;s RF communication systems, including transmitters, power amps, antennas, receivers, preamps, etc. Also includes ground communications. </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td align="center">[[GroundTeamHome]]</td>
    <td> Design, construction and test of the rocket&#39;s mobile ground support systems, including the launch tower, Launch Control Module (LCM), remote power, etc. </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td align="center">[[LogisticsTeamHome]]</td>
    <td> Team and launch logistics, including launch scripting, deployment coordination, etc. </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td align="center">[[PayloadTeamHome]]</td>
    <td> Payload support for the rocket -- overlaps with airframe and avionics teams. </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td align="center">[[PropulsionTeamHome]]</td>
    <td> Design, construction and test of solid and hybrid rocket motors. </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td align="center">[[Software]]</td>
    <td> Design, coding, and test of high-level-language software systems, including telemetry protocol, visualization tools, flight management and flight control software -- overlaps with avionics and ground teams </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td align="center">[[Uncertainty]]</td>
    <td> Research and implementation of probabilistic algorithms </td>
  </tr>
</table>

There are some topics that cross teams or are more general science:

<table border=1 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0>
  <tr>
    <th align="center" bgcolor="#99CCCC"><strong> Topic </strong></th>
    <th bgcolor="#99CCCC"><strong> Description </strong></th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td align="center">[[RocketScience]]</td>
    <td> General science and research relating to rockets, vehicle dynamics, aerodynamics, the atmosphere, etc. </td>
  </tr>
</table>