Thursday, September 8, 2011

CanSat... The Future of Satellite Industry & Design in Egypt

It all started as a vision of satellite industry and design in Egypt. CanSat isn't simply a functional satellite in the size of a soda can (Pictured), but it's also a program aimed at encouraging and educating people about the manufacturing and operations of satellites. CanSat is a part of Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace department.


As a small satellite, it takes its readings through MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Sesnors) like pressure, temperature, position and much more, then transmits them to a computer through a wireless module. All of that in nearly the size of a soda can and was done in only 10 days. Isn't that GREAT?


I had the honor of designing the poster and flyers for the team participating at the Egyptian Engineering Day (EED). I was even more honored when they considered me as a fellow member even though that was not something I asked for. I'd like to sincerely thank Samy, Mustafa, Rabie, Hassan, Omar Magdy, Omar Sadek, Shalaby and Mahmoud for such an opportunity! You guys rock!


As a result of the team's hard work in design, learning new things and dedicating their efforts for the sake of knowledge and advancement in the field of aerospace, The 2011 IEEE award for best mechanical engineering project at the EED was the prize.


Congratulations and thank you!



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