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MemSat-1 Updated: 03 Oct 2017   Responsible Operator Robert Krchnavek NA
Supporting Organisation Rowan University  
Contact Person krchnavek@rowan.edu.nospam  
Headline Details: MemSat is a 1U CubeSat to fly in 2Q 2018 with its primary mission to evaluate the behavior of emergent memristor memory technology. Memristors are a new class of fundamental electronic devices exhibiting multi-state impedances, which can be used to create basic electronic elements and systems to implement a diverse range of functions including—but not limited to—computer systems, memory elements, and sensors. MemSat’s memristor evaluation payload aims at characterizing and comparing the behavior of memristor memory devices against standard, silicon-based memory technologies to determine potential advantages—and/or disadvantages—of memristors for space applications. The key figure of merit to be quantified between technologies for this mission experiment is comparisons of single event upset (SEU) rate. This figure of merit is important, because it measures the susceptibility of a device to state changes caused by energetic particles—a reduced SEU rate can offer many advantages that directly improve mission capabilities, expand capabilities for long-term missions, and can potentially reduce costs for spacecraft reliability by minimizing the numbers of bit changes incurred by a systems, which can cause anomalous behaviors. Proposing a UHF 9k6 BPSK downlink. Planning a launch from Wallops Island to the ISS. **A downlink on 437.350 MHz has been coordinated**
Application Date: 29 Jul 2017   Freq coordination completed on 03 Oct 2107

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