Degree Name

BS in Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering Department


James Widmann


The MagCal5 Helmholtz cage project is an interdisciplinary approach to provide the PolySat/CubeSat research lab with a magnetic testing environment for the calibration of magnetic components and verification of various control laws. The Cal Poly CubeSat organization is the home of the CubeSat Specification, and acts as a testing and integration facility for CubeSats built by universities across the world. The PolySat organization is a CubeSat developer that works with numerous industry partners to design, manufacture, and operate CubeSats to further scientific advancement. The addition of a magnetic test stand to the lab will allow CubeSat to extend to the range of testing it can provide to other universities and will allow PolySat to perform more extensive attitude determination and control system testing on their CubeSats before they are put into orbit.