Centre for Research in Space Science and Technology (CRSST)
Provide hands on experience in space technology to the engineering students
Satellite design, development, integration and testing
Provides clean room environment for carrying out development of sensitive projects.
Class 100,000 clean room with flooring of ESD epoxy as per international standard. ESD garments, ESD work tables along with ESD chairs are used by working persons.
Dr Sambasiva Rao
ADS, HFSS, Matlab, ORCAD, Xilinx system generator, Libero
RSAT is conceived to support the national cause of coastal surveillance and harbor traffic management.
RSAT is a 3 axis stabilized agile nano satellite weighing 10 Kg and measuring 300mm x 300 mm x 300mm in size with deployable solar panels generating 45 watts solar power. Software Algorithms are being developed to resolve collision of signals received by satellite.
Student team members can email about what he/she learnt, if we can have one such quote every week the micro-site will reflect the dynamism of the center.
RSAT picks up AIS signals transmitted by ships over a large area on high seas and transmits them to ground station where the signals are processed and the data of the ships in visible area is extracted. The satellite payload receives AIS signals transmitted by ships in VHF band, stores onboard and transmits to ground station in X-band through a high gain phased array antenna during ground station visibility period. Satellite with S-band omni antenna system supports TTC. Onboard control system with four reaction wheels and three magnetic torquers controls the satellite for sun tracking to generate maximum power and also track ground station for data transfer during ground station visibility period.
Dr. V.Sambasiva Rao, Prof Mahendra Nayak, & supporting team.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Satellite technology is a multi disciplinary area for study. At CRSST Students work on satellite subsystems that include: telecommand, telemetry, communication systems, power generation, storage and distribution architectures, control systems, Attitude and orbit determination, mechanical design, integration and testing, and satellite control station. The concepts students study in class are seen practically and they gain hands on experience.