FUTURE ENGINEERS - Asteroid Laser Defense Project - Summer 2022 (#484)

Registration Deposit: $390

Start Date: 2022-06-22

End Date: 2022-08-10

Start Time: 13:00

End Time: 15:00

  • filter_dramaClass Description

    Note: This class is designed to be safe and there is no risk to participants. There are over 10,000 known near earth asteroids. This hands on class explores 1 of the methods called ablation which NASA & the U.S. Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) would consider using to redirect an asteroid to avoid a collision with earth. Asteroid laser ablation is a proposed method for deflecting asteroids, involving the use of a laser array to alter the orbit of an asteroid. Laser ablation works by heating up a substance enough to allow gaseous material to eject, either through sublimation (solid to gas) or vaporization (liquid to gas). At PVNet we have a workshop to develop a system to track and target a balloon. In this workshop we will develop a system using a mini computer, and optical tracking of a moving object for the system to target. DISCOUNT: ============ Receive a $25 discount by paying the total class fee in full in cash at time of registration. BENEFITS: ====================== - Supercharge your college application - Small class size = enhanced experience - High school students may improve their GPA by taking this class. - Opportunities for professional development and improved job opportunities Please note: PVNet is A Nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all program fees are subsidized. By registering for the class, you agree to PVNet's terms and policies. All Selections are final. No refunds or exchanges.

  • placeAdditional Information

    The class fee includes the cost of materials.

  • whatshotPrerequisites

    some coding skills