Can-Sat training September 2013
10 December 2013

 

A Can-Sat is a soda can-sized satellite using Components-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) electronics. The concept of Can-sat was proposed by professor Robert Twiggs of Stanford University in 1999. Can-Sat fundamental concept is teaching space engineering to undergraduate students. The Can-Sat provides an affordable way to acquire the students with the basic knowledge to many challenges in building a satellite.

The Can-Sat built in Bibliotheca Alexandrina, was the first practical step in the PSC's Space Technology program. Our Nano-Satellite featured a small computer (micro-controller) connected to a camera and some sensors for measuring the temperature, humidity and position (GPS), all powered by a 9V battery.

On the 30th of September 2013, a drop test was done in Alexandria University's engineering campus for the initial prototype, and the results were very satisfactory, encouraging further growth for the Bibliotheca Alexandrina's Space Tech Program.

Training content covered on three weeks from 8 September to 30 September 2013:

1) Introduction about Can-sat (objective, mission, subsystem)

2) Mbed program (CANSAT controller)

3) Sensors
 introduction about analogue sensors and digital sensors
 types of sensors will be used in our course (Gyro, Temp & humidity , Barometer , accelerometer)
 gyro (connection ,datasheet, commands)
 accelerometer / barometer /temperature

4) Xbee

5) Connections (Mbed+2 analogue sensors+2 digital sensor+ xbee)

6) Theory of (parachute design , Cansat design)

7) RC plane design and control

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Coaches:
Eng. Ahmed Saieed, Electronics engineer, outsource at the Fabrication Unit, Desgin and fabrication section. 
Eng. Mahmoud Khedr,  Master at School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Aeronautical Engineering, Boston University  

Participants:
1. Ahmed Saieed El-Miligy
2. Amany El-Ginidy
3. Amr Mohamed Qoutob
4. Belal Magdy Nour EL-Din
5. Karim Ahmed kandil
6. Mohamed Ali Mohammed Abo-Araies
7. Rabya Nasr Mohamed
8. Ahmed abdel aziz Mohamed
 

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