Seminar | 2020-01-09| CubeSat NB | UNB



  • Author: The CubeSat NB Team
  • Title: VIOLET: Space-Weather Exploration Mission
  • Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
  • Location: University of New Brunswick, Frederiction
  • Room: Head Hall, Room H102


CubeSat NB is one of the 15 projects in the Canadian CubeSat Project, sponsored by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). CubeSat NB is a first-of-its-kind partnership among the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), the Université de Moncton (UdeM), and the University of New Brunswick (UNB).  The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) is also significant financial supporter of CubeSat NB. Our CubeSat is named VIOLET and we have to deliver VIOLET to the CSA in the fall of 2021. The mission is to study space weather, using two payloads.  The payloads are called GRIPS (GNSS Receiver for Ionospheric and Position Studies) and SASI (Spectral Airglow Structure Imager). UNB is providing the mission and hardware development.  UdeM is providing the software and ground station. NBCC is providing the assembly, integration and testing of hardware.

About the speaker

Brent Petersen received the M.Sc.E. at the University of Waterloo in 1987 and the Ph.D. at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, in 1992. A post-doctoral fellowship was held at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory from 1992-93. From 1994-97, there was an appointment at the University of Calgary and TRLabs. Finally, in 1997, an appointment was obtained in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of New Brunswick. Present credentials include being an Associate Professor, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Registered Professional Engineer with APEGNB, and as of May 2018, a co-principal investigator of the CubeSat NB project.​