Robocon

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Robocon (short for Robotic Contest) is organised by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), a collection of over 20 countries of Asia Pacific Region. NHK, Japan had already been organising such contests at national level and also became the host of the first ABU Robocon in 2002.



CanSat

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A CanSat is a type of sounding rocket payload used to teach space technology. It is similar to the technology used in miniaturized satellites. No CanSat has ever left the atmosphere, nor orbited the earth.CANSAT is similar to the technology used in miniaturized satellites. No CanSat has ever left the atmosphere, nor orbited the earth. In CanSat competitions, the payload is required to fit inside the volume of a typical soda can .

The CanSats are deployed from small rocket at height which varies depending on the competition. CanSats are equipped with a recovery system, usually a parachute, to limit the decent rate of satellite and damage upon recovery . CanSats are used to teach space technology, because of their inexpensive price and small volume.

As the name itself, CanSat is a competition of making a mini Satellite in a can container. Competitions are held by many varies individual organizations across the world, for example, NASA organized CanSat, The European CanSat etc. Despite different organizers with a different problem statement, they have followings in common. CanSat caring container will be deployed from a certain height and deploying speed has to be maintained within the particular range. The container must deploy probes or gliders, according to the statement. While deploying, it has to collect predefined atmospheric quantity and transmit it to ground station. At ground station, received data has to be represented using proper GUI and stored on board for letter analyzing. Each year, a dedicated team for CanSat competition is allotted in our DRISHTI Club. It all started when the first time we had taken an initiative to represent our college SVNIT as ‘Team KRANTI’ in ARDL UCC [Universal CanSat Competition] 2016. Team Kranti had shined in the competition with the first rank among all participations from all over India. Apart from that, we have been participating in NASA organized CanSat for last 2 years.

Achievements

1. ARDL UCC 2016
Winner of the competition
2. NASA Organized CanSat Competition 2016 48th Rank in CDR [Critical Design Review]
3. NASA Organized CanSat Competition 2017 41st Rank in PDR [Preliminary Design Review]