IIIT-H's team Mission Gaganyaan has been ranked FIRST at the global aerospace competitionCanSat 2010, which has seen participation from premier Universities from across the world, at Amarillo, Texas, USA, on June 13, 2010.
IIIT-H team is the ONLY one from India and the FIRST from ASIA to win this global competition.
CanSat 2010: Mission
The descent control system should not use a parachute, para-foil, or any similar device.
During the flight and descent, data should be transmitted once every five seconds to the Central Ground Station.
IIIT-H encourages and makes it possible for even the undergraduate students to do research an opportunity unprecedented in India. The current milestone is yet another outcome of the leading edge research opportunities for bachelors' students too at IIIT-H, Prof. Rajeev Sangal, Director, IIIT-H.
A unique feature about the team is it has consisted of undergraduate students entirely from the electronics and communications engineering (ECE) program. This is a testimony to IIIT-H's commitment to offering the best and research intensive education to the bachelors' students.
Credit for the team's uncommon achievement is also due in large measure to the outstanding efforts, technical guidance, and mentorship of Prof. KS Rajan, Head of IIIT-H's Lab for Spatial Informatics (LSI).
The team worked on all components in the design of the system - sensors, communications and their integration, body design and descent mechanisms, and the ground control station.
The team had been much appreciated for its robust design and innovative approach during the Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Hardware Review, and Critical Design Review (CDR), which were the earlier stages of the CanSat competition. The Flight Demonstration and Post Flight Review (PFR), which constituted the later stages of the competition, earned the team all round recognition.
More details of the team can accessed at http://web.iiit.ac.in/~robotics/CanSat2010/index.html
The CanSat competition is designed to reflect, on a small scale, a typical aerospace program. The competition features all aspects of an aerospace program from the preliminary design review to post mission review, and is designed to reflect various aspects of real world missions, including telemetry requirements, communications, firmware programming, and autonomous operations.
Teams are scored throughout the competition against real-world deliverables like schedules, design reviews, and flight demonstrations.
For more information about CanSat, check the competition web site at http://www.cansatcompetition.com/Main.html
IIIT-H team is the first ever from India to qualify for participation at CanSat.
Finished eighth at the World Finals, ahead of MIT, University of Michigan, Virginia Tech, and several other top class US universities.
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