GSOC Student Reminder

Joel Sherrill Joel.Sherrill at
Sat Apr 27 01:33:49 UTC 2013

MSP430 is not a currently supported architecture. So a whole port is required.

Should also have a libre simulator bsp

Gedare Bloom <gedare at> wrote:

Is the MCU supported in rtems or do you need to port it? Is it just a bsp or is the cpu also new for rtems?

In general a new bsp is an ok project, and coupling it with something else like a GPS processing library might make a good project.

On Apr 26, 2013 4:06 PM, "Namrata Kamte" <namrata.kamte at<mailto:namrata.kamte at>> wrote:


Thank you so much for the prompt response. I have gone through the Start up guide for the participating students and I can see that writing the proposal is quite a rigorous process in this case.

Hence, I would like to pitch my project idea to you in a couple sentences. It is a humble request to you to tell me if this idea is eligible for a proposal or if it is completely off the topic:

We, at the Satellite Technology Laboratory, are working on Chip-scale satellites.
At this juncture, we have a TI CC430 Microcontroller that I need to program so that it can actively communicate with the ground station i.e. send encoded data and be decoded/filtered at the ground station. We have a USRP at the Lab to be our ground station for testing purposes.
I need to write the code that will enable the CC430 to receive data from the GPS chip, process it and send it down to the ground station.

Please let me know if the idea is worth writing a proposal for.
Please feel free to be honest. Any kind of suggestion/criticism is welcome.

Thanks and regards,
Namrata Kamte
Research Assistant
Satellite Technology Laboratory
The University of Texas at Arlington.

On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 2:05 PM, Gedare Bloom <gedare at<mailto:gedare at>> wrote:
I will also chime in. There is one week left for the deadline for
students to submit proposals, but your project has a MUCH higher
chance to be accepted if you get the proposal up early for reviewing
and resubmitting. You can update your proposal as many times as you
like until the deadline.

On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 11:04 AM, Joel Sherrill
<joel.sherrill at<mailto:joel.sherrill at>> wrote:
> Hi
> Gedare reminded a student today that no matter how much
> you talk to us or share a fabulous proposal via Google Docs,
> you have to be registered with Google to be considered.
> Sign up. Put a version of your proposal there with a link to
> the Google Doc at the top.
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