Department - Author 1

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Electrical Engineering



Primary Advisor

Wayne Pilkington


The camera module provides data for improving models of dynamic events on Orbital ATK Corp. rockets and aids in troubleshooting, if necessary. Video images provide a valuable addition to the strain, vibration, shock, and acoustic data used for modeling dynamic events, such as stage separations. The cameras can record a duration of video data suitable for capturing a dynamic event and of high enough quality to aid in its modeling. The module readily integrates into the rocket’s current analog data collection systems. The project has further relevance to any other application that necessitates video data transmission over similar limited-bandwidth, analog data channels.

Though errorless data transmission was not achieve, over 99% of the digital by bytes transmitted where recovered to within 99% accuracy. This level of error is not suitable for compressed data. However, the primary sources of error can potentially be resolved by adaption to a more permanent prototype platform.