|Name||CP7 (DAVE, Damping and Vibrations Experiment, CP-7)|
|Units or mass||1U|
|Status||Operational (Social media news 2019-02-27 checked on 2019-05-26)|
|Deployer||P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)|
|Organisation||California Polytechnic University|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
|Launch brokerer||Tyvak, ?|
Characterize particle damper in microgravity and camera to take photos of Earth.
In orbit, DAVE provides a low cost and low risk platform to acquire data to characterize unknown particle damper microgravity behavior. Simultaneously, the mission achieves flight heritage for particle damper technology. The completion of these objectives overcomes barriers currently inhibiting the employment of particle dampers in space. Payload to evaluate a mechanical damping technology in microgravity. This technology, called particle damping, exploits the dynamics of multiple constrained particles to dissipate vibration energy. Terrestrial applications demonstrate particle damping performance to be largely unaffected by extreme environments yet simple and cheap to implement. Dampers are needed to steady sensitive instrumentation and inhibit destructive structural resonant modes.
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