APA-I CONSTRUCTION

OVERVIEW / DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION / PERFORMANCE

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FIRST STEPS 2013

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BASIC SYSTEM INTEGRATION 2014

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MODERATE SYSTEM INTEGRATION 2015

PCBs 2015

ALL THE THINGS (SO FAR) 2015

STATUS: Slow and Unsteady, but progress has been made.

A Working TO DO List.

  • Preliminary Design…Done (2012)
  • Primary Structure Fabrication and Assembly…Done (2013)
  • Capacitor Mount Assembly…Done (2013)
  • Projectile Magazine…Done (2013)
  • Injector Assembly…Done (2014)
  • Coil Mount Assembly…Done (2014)
  • Lithium Polymer Battery Protection and Balancing Circuitry…Done (2012) Removed .Battery protection transferred to High Voltage Converter PCB and balancing will be done by commercial charger(2015)
  • Lithium Polymer Battery Charger Circuitry…Done (2013) Commercial Charger to be used due to safety concerns
  • Lithium Polymer Fuel Gauge Circuitry…Done (2014) Cancelled
  • Lithium Polymer Battery Assembly…Done (2012) Done (2015)
  • Low Voltage Power Supply Circuitry…Done (1.17.2015) (5V, 16V)
  • Infrared Projectile Sensor Arrays (x2)…Done (2014)
  • Display Circuitry (10 LED Side Bar Graph and 3 Digit Rear Display)…Done (2014)
  • LED Flashlight and UV Laser Assembly…Done (2014)
  • Micro-controller Timing and Control Program… Done (1.03.2015)
  • Electromagnetic Stabilization Coils and Circuitry… Cancelled (Complexity and Size Restrictive. Hollow tail rounds to be tested for stability) (2015)
  • Test Coils… Redesign In Progress (2015) …
  • Discharge and Quench Circuitry…In Progress (Test Board Made) …
  • Projectile Final Design… Preliminary Design Complete Pending Performance Test Results (2015) …
  • High Voltage Capacitor Charger Circuitry… Done (2015)
  • System Coil/Projectile/Timing/Quenching Optimization Testing…
  • First Fully Battery Powered Test… Done (2015)
  • Other Stuff…

 

OVERVIEW / DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION / PERFORMANCE

 

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