It will carry a Xenon Flash Tube (XFT) subsystem to act as an Optical Beacon that should be visible to the unaided eye of observers on Earth. The Radio Beacon is planned to operate in the 435-438 MHz band.
The goals are:
• Create a baseline design for future projects
• Open space technology to non-professionals
• Demonstrate visibility as a new form of satellite tracking and communication
They are aiming for a 2015 launch into an orbit of about 300 km which may give the satellite a life-time of a couple of months.
Xenon Flash Tube (XFT) subsystem design
Communications design and documentation
Brown University CubeSat http://browncubesat.org/