A Mini-Sat is a small satellite having specific payload used to teach about space technology. It is similar to the technology used in a miniaturized satellite. No Mini-Sat has ever left the atmosphere, nor orbited the earth. The Mini-Sat competition is a design-build-fly competition that provides teams with an opportunity to experience the design life-cycle of an aerospace system. The Mini-Sat competition is designed to reflect a typical aerospace program on a small scale and includes all aspects of an aerospace program from the preliminary design review to post-mission review. The mission and its requirements are designed to reflect various aspects of real-world missions including telemetry requirements, communications, and autonomous operations.
- Complete designing of a miniature satellite from scratch.
- Introduction to telemetry systems and electronic configurations.
- Practical knowledge gained from the program will help participants to take up B. Tech/M. tech projects easily.
- Good multimedia content to help students grasp the content easily.
- Lecture: The lecture helps the participants understand the physics behind satellite functioning with interactive sessions. The lecture also covers the use of electronics and programming to channelize a satellite program.
- Design: The participants design the mini-sat under the guidance of experienced instructors. Participants are encouraged to think and come up with innovative designs.
- Fabrication: The participants will give a physical form to their software base circuit design and create a communication module of 30-meter range to detect any atmospheric variations.
- Testing: The designed and fabricated mini-sat would be tested by the participants by using the Drop-down mechanism with a parachute.
The mission of the workshop would be to design a satellite that will be fit inside the small jar. The sensors will capture the environmental data and store the data via Bluetooth. We can launch the satellite with the help of parachute using the drop down mechanism. After receiving the CANSAT we can retrieve data from. Each Mini-Sat will have a parachute with which it will descend at a velocity between 3 m/s to 5 m/s. The circuit has to be designed for the following objectives: –
- Temperature of Environment
- Humidity in Environment
- Altitude from sea- level
Parts can be placed on many sheets and connected together through ports.
Circuit designing compatible with Arduino Software. A team can do programming in Arduino Software. The SDNx Programmer works based on a USBASP setup (inbuilt on development board), hence plugging in a programmer and installing USB-ASP would be required to program the development boards (Inbuilt on development board).
Retrieve Data using Bluetooth
Teams can retrieve the data using Bluetooth Terminal app. The application will be retrieving data with the variation of per second.
- Introduction to Satellite Theory
- Electronics Theory
- Mini-SAT Circuit Designing
- Introduction to development board and Arduino
- Development Kit discussion
- Mini-SAT Circuit construction
- Soldering of circuit
- Interfacing of sensors
- Parachute making
- Arduino UNO
- Bluetooth Module
- Barometric Sensor (BMP-085)
- Altitude & Temperature Sensor (DHT-11)
- Printed Circuit Board
- Bread Board
- Jumper Wires
- Soldering Kit
- 9 Volt Battery
- Sunpack Material
- Working tools
Without Kit – 300 INR per Participant.
KIT PRICE – 2000 INR (In case any student want to buy the kit on spot)
*the kit will be given to the whole team not to any individual during the Workshop
*each team should have exact five members not more not less.
*Once paid the fees, it will not be refunded in any case during or after the workshop.
An Industrial Grade- International Class Certificate will be provided to each participant to acknowledge their effort toward, learn engineering practically.