The UBNL Short Cycle Lab, or “SCL” provides students with the opportunity to build experience on multi-disciplinary short-term projects related to satellites and nanosatellites. The aim of the lab is to introduce students to the tools and skills of UBNL, the systems engineering process, and satellite basics. These projects are ideal for onboarding new UBNL members and assuring that they have the skills necessary to contribute to nanosatellite missions. SCL also helps students to become acquainted with the lab and its members without being thrown directly onto difficult and advanced subsystem projects. Plus, it’s fun, unique, and a great way to learn.
With each cycle we grow and adapt to changes in technology and education. We welcome all skill and class levels. Some projects the SCL has worked on are: high altitude balloon payloads, satellite antenna deployment burn-wire mechanism, a mobile ground station, an altimeter study, and a satellite ground station.