The structure is literally the backbone of the pod. It unites the individual sub-systems across its framework to form a complete system. The focus here is to maximize stability and minimize weight. In the final version, the aluminum frame is clad with a carbon fiber shell. As a result, the optics are rounded off and the remaining air resistance in the tube is minimized.
The ultimate goal for the small but very committed team is to design a resilient structure. For this purpose, extensive teamwork is required within and between subsystems.