Fox-1 main computer engineering prototype comes alive

Engineering Prototype of the Fox-!A IHU.

Engineering Prototype of the Fox-!A IHU.

The Fox-1 development team is pleased to report that the first engineering model of the satellite’s Integrated Housekeeping Unit (IHU) has been built.  Bdale Garbee, KB0G, performed the assembly work, and he was able to load and run the operating system on first power up on January 24, 2013.

Meanwhile, the software team is hard at work getting drivers and features ready to fully test the hardware.  They have committed to a March delivery of software for IHU testing.

-Joe KM1P

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Fox-1 main computer engineering prototype comes alive

The Fox-1 development team is pleased to report that the first engineering model of the satellite’s Integrated Housekeeping Unit (IHU) has been built.  Bdale Garbee, KB0G, performed the assembly work, and he was able to load and run the operating system on first power up on January 24, 2013.

Meanwhile, the software team is hard at work getting drivers and features ready to fully test the hardware.  They have committed to a March delivery of software for IHU testing.

-Joe KM1P