Design of a Thermal Cycler

Project: UoMBSat1 - Internship
Supervisor: Dr Ing. Marc A. Azzopardi 
Status: Completed
Funding: Research Group
Student 1: Pierre Courtaillac
Student 2: Jean Luc Mangion
Date: Summer 2016
Sponsor: University of Nantes

A low-cost thermal cycler is being developed to test a variety of components for the UoMBSat1 pico-satellite platform. This project will focus on the design and implementation of electronic hardware that will automate the process of thermally stressing components in a cyclical fashion. An in-built data logger will collect performance information from the devices under test while monitoring the frequency and depth of the temperature cycles using several thermocouples.