Dr. S. Sandya
Professor and Head,
Department of Electronics
and Communication Engineering,
Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology,
P.O. Box 6429, Yelahanka, Bangalore 560064.
The payload consists of a small scale camera. These cameras can support a multitude of onboard applications such as remote sensing, debris detection and Translucent Lunar Phenomenon observation. The two STUDSAT Nano satellites are hosted with CMOS sensors one with wide angle area and the other with high spatial resolution camera to give a better clarity image.
The communication system establishes a communication link with ground station. The telemetry and payload data is transmitted to the ground station. This system is developed keeping in mind constraints related to power, size and mass.
The attitude of a spacecraft is its orientation in space. This system determines the attitude of the satellite and controls it.
The command and data handler is the brain of the STUDSAT. It is responsible for controlling the satellite starting from the time it is ejected into the space. The controller is a 32 bit RISC controller with very low power consumption and a DSP instruction set. The command and data handler:
The Solar Panel is designed and implemented to withstand the forces acting during launch and ejection. It protects the satellite electronics from thermal issues.