NASA University Student Launch Initiative
Payload Name: G.A.M.B.L.S
CPE496-01 Computer Engineering Design II
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
GAMBLS will measure rotation, acceleration, direction, and atmospheric pressure while ascending through the atmosphere, beginning at launch and ending at approximately 5280 feet (1 mile). The payload will sample sensor data at a minimum of 500 samples per second and store this data on board. After apogee, the rocket will begin transmitting all data to a ground station so that there will be two copies of acquired data, one on the rocket and one at ground station. GAMBLS will synchronize data sampling by use of a GPS time stamp, and transmit data to ground using an RF transmitter.