CANSAT SATELLITE WORKSHOP

ABOUT CANSAT

A CanSat is a small satellite having specific payload used to teach about space technology. It is similar to the technology used in miniaturized satellite. No CanSat has ever left the atmosphere, nor orbited the earth. The CanSat competition is a design-build-fly competition that provides teams with an opportunity to experience the design life-cycle of an aerospace system. The CanSat 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.

WORKSHOP OUTCOME

Lecture

Introduction ofCANSAT and basic components of a CANSAT as well as its working system.

Designing

Designing your own kind of satellite structure and size.

Electronics

Introduction to electrical components and their installation principles on the designed CANSAT

Test

Learn about different missions of a CANSAT by testing your own CANSATthrowing from a high altitude with parachute.

The Can-Sat will be judged based on the following parameters:-

Question & Answers - Depending upon the question asked by trainers and answers given by teams

Software Designing – Accuracy in the Circuit designing and the problem statement

Soldering – Perfection in the soldering of the circuit is the major parameter

Functionality – CANSAT must satisfy the objective

Launching – Perfect decent using parachute

Results – How accurate the results were after the landing.

The teams are required to follow these criteria while working on their Can-Sat models.

Software Installation

Circuit designing compatible with Arduino Software. 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).

Mission Objective

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 drop down mechanism. After receiving the CANSAT we can retrieve data from. Each CanSat 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:-

  1. Temperature of Environment
  2. Humidity in Environment

iii. Pressure

  1. Altitude from sea- level

All circuitry has to be fit into the CAN and all values will be displaying via Bluetooth on mobile phone. The data will be having variation per second.