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J. Simmons, 12/08/2013 08:45 pm


This document contains Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) for both the prototype and production QA. The prototype plan is designed to ensure the design meets with the specified requirements. The QA plan is designed to ensure kits meet quality requirements before being shipped to a customer.

Prototype TEMP

Prototype test and evaluation cover the full range of ground station functions. This includes satellite tracking, signal acquisition, "space tweet" decoding. Additionally, the assembly process will be tested in later prototypes. Note, test numbers correspond to the requirement the test verifies (for example, Test 1.1.2 verifies requirement TR 1.1.2). TEMP was developed at the #EngineerSpeak Hangout on Dec 5, 2013.

Requirement Requirement Title Verification Method Version Status Notes
TR 1.1.1 Predict SkyCube flyover opportunities Demonstration v0.1 Pass [2013.12.05] Using 3rd party tool, GPredict which meets requirement assuming ground station location and SkyCube TLE are known
TR 1.1.2 Receive radio signals on 915 MHz Test v0.1 TBD Test 1.1.2 Instructions
TR 1.1.3 Decode "space tweet" message from SkyCube Test v0.2 TBD Lab tests at Southern Stars using v0.1 Ground Sphere and backup SkyCube to confirm correct reception and decoding of "space tweets"
TR 1.1.4 Account for Doppler shift Demonstration v0.2 TBD Prereq: Test 1.1.2; show ground station software tunes SDR for doppler shift and that this provides longer signal reception than without feature turned on when observing NPS cubesat
TR 1.2.1 Time to assemble Demonstration v0.2 TBD Juli & Greg will assemble a v0.2 kit at Quelab and time the assembly process
TR 1.2.2 Tools for assembly Inspection v0.2 TBD Inspect kit assembly instructions to verify the list of tools required meets the spec
TR 1.3 Have low shipping costs for the packaged kit Test v0.2 TBD Collect components and measure required volume, compare to published shipping rates
TR 1.4.1 Software must run on Windows Demonstration v0.2 TBD Install and run software on Win7 and Win8 x86 and 64bit versions
TR 1.4.2 Software must be easy to install Demonstration v0.2 TBD Show there is an installer and run it to verify the software installs correctly
TR 1.4.3 Hardware must connect to PC using standard port(s) Inspection v0.1 Pass [2013.12.05] Design documentation specifies use of USB SDR module -> connection to ground station computer is a USB connection
TR 1.5 Hardware must be robust Analysis v0.1 TBD During the design phase from v0.1 to v0.2 look at each component and determine potential failure modes and whether they need mitigation



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