— Katie Joy | 13 Dec 2018
We have done a final run through of the metal detector electronic assembly system that connects up to our five detector panel array. Practice makes perfect and it is much easier to do a dry run through in the electronics lab in Manchester before getting to the cold and windy field site. Liam, John and Wouter (our fab electronic engineers) carefully ran Geoff and Mike through which cables to connect to which connector so that the instrument powers up in the right order in the field (marginally less complicated than booting up the Apollo 13 command module), and the procedure has been documented.
Andy and Katie have been working hard finalise our fieldsite maps and ensure that our GPS system is working well for logging our skidoo tracks and meteorite collection locations.
Our fieldwork is nearly upon us – Katie heads out next Tuesday on the 18th December and Geoff in the New Year.