F’SATI 1
F’SATI Postgraduate Programme in Satellite Systems Engineering
Space Science Technology and
Applications at CPUT
...
2
Sustainable, relevant, and quality HCD
IN SUPPORT OF YOUR VISION
3
4
To look out for:
Solid academic and research foundation
Government support
Partnerships
Technology immersed environment
...
Rationale
Rationale
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200
400
600
800
1000
1200
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
TechnicalR&Dworkforcepermillion
Brazil
Korea, Rep.
South Af...
DST response
DST 10-year Innovation Plan
Our response
ZACUBE-1
South Africa’s first nano-satellite
Launch 2013
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Time line
• F’SATI at CPUT
– 2008
• Satellite Programme
– 2009
• Africa Space Innovation Centre
– 2013
• Launch of sate...
11
Multi-National Institute
12
Multi-National Institute
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F’SATI at CPUT – Africa Space Innovation
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• Institutional structure
Faculty of Engineering
F’SATI /
ASIC
Elec Eng PLM...
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Serving the complete value chain
Phase 1: PGD /Honours in Satellite Engineering and Applications
Phase 2: Dual Master’s...
Phase 1 | Academic
MTech/MSc
• The dual Master’s degree consists of two discrete
degrees: one South African and one French.
– South Africa: M...
MSc course modules
• Core modules
• Technical writing, Ethics and Research Methodology
• Satellite Systems and Operations
...
MSc course modules
• Electives
• Satellite Power Systems
– Power Electronics
– Satellite Power Systems
• Satellite Communi...
MSc course modules
• Electives
• Satellite Computers Systems
– Software Systems for Satellites
– Intelligence and Security...
Phase 2 | Research
MTech research focus areas
• Nano-satellite technology platform – CubeSats
• Research domains:
– Communications
– Computer...
Postgraduate output
Postgraduate output
South African Research Chair Initiative
Phase 3 | Innovation
Technology, applications innovation
ZACUBE-1
Exhibited at IAC ’11
To launched 2013
27
• ZACUBE-2
• QB50
– ZA-Aerosat
ZACUBE-2
Technology, applications innovation
Technology, applications innovation
Professional Development and Job Creation
– 6 Engineers-in-training
– 4 Development engineers
– 1 Senior engineer
– 41 alu...
… (r)evolutionise space technology to (r)evolutionise STEM education to
(r)evolutionise space technology to (r)evolutionis...
South Africa, 2013
Community|schools engagement
Namibian Science Week, 2012, 2013
Community|schools engagement
Dubai, June 2013
Community|schools engagement
International engagement
CubeSats – history
21st century (r)evolution in space industry
CubeSats – real space craft
Sputnik
84 kg
58 cm diameter
825 kg/m3
ZACUBE-1
1.3 kg
10 cm side
1300 kg/m3
37
Sputnik 1 ZACUBE-01
Determine the density of the upper atmosphere
through the rate of decay of its orbit
Characterise t...
CubeSats – useful applications
• Education and training (100%)
• Technology demonstrators (33%)
• Earth observation and re...
39
“ZACUBE-1”
• South Africa’s first nano-satellite
• Developed by students and staff at
F’SATI
• Collaboration with SANSA...
40
ZACUBE-1 mission objectives
• Space weather mission
– SuperDARN characterisation
– Ionospheric propagation studies
• Hu...
41
ZACUBE-1 layout
42
ZACUBE-1 HF beacon
ZACUBE-1 environmental testing
44
ZACUBE-1 time line
• ZACUBE-1
– 2011/12
– 30 000 man/hrs
ZACUBE-1 Space Weather Experiment
46
ZACUBE-1 Space Weather Experiment
HF Antenna at SANAE-4
Part of the SuperDARN radar network
47
ZACUBE-1 Space Weather Experiment
SANAE-4 base in Antarctica
48
“ZACUBE-2”
• S-Band Transmitter
• ADCS System
• L-Band Receiver
• VHF/UHF Communication
System
• HF Beacon Payload
• Sp...
Future nano-sat missions
• Nano-satellite constellations provides a
paradigm shift from existing platforms:
– High tempora...
• Services
• Disaster monitoring
• Quasi-real-time monitoring of flooding, veld fires, mud
slides, etc.
• Resource Managem...
• Services
• Security/tracking
• Low-cost tracking of vehicles, assets, etc
• Tracking boats - especially in view of pirac...
In-situ monitoring
Case study: Smart Grid Management
Smart sensors, generic communications link
54
Clusters of Excellence in Space
Science, Engineering and Technology
throughout Africa, for Africa, by Africa
and our pa...
55
• Working Group in African Space Strategy and Policy
• African Union Commission is committed to promote elements of hum...
56
Current Namibian
students in the F’SATI
Programme
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Space Science Technology and Applications at CPUT By Prof Robert van Zyl

  1. 1. F’SATI 1 F’SATI Postgraduate Programme in Satellite Systems Engineering Space Science Technology and Applications at CPUT EOSA-RTC Symposium 2013 Towards a Vision for Space Science in Namibia www.clyde-space.com Robert van Zyl 24 July 2013
  2. 2. 2 Sustainable, relevant, and quality HCD IN SUPPORT OF YOUR VISION
  3. 3. 3
  4. 4. 4 To look out for: Solid academic and research foundation Government support Partnerships Technology immersed environment Community/school engagement Innovation and commercialisation Multi-disciplinary Relevance to society
  5. 5. Rationale
  6. 6. Rationale
  7. 7. 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 TechnicalR&Dworkforcepermillion Brazil Korea, Rep. South Africa iSTEM Challenge
  8. 8. DST response DST 10-year Innovation Plan
  9. 9. Our response ZACUBE-1 South Africa’s first nano-satellite Launch 2013
  10. 10. 10 Time line • F’SATI at CPUT – 2008 • Satellite Programme – 2009 • Africa Space Innovation Centre – 2013 • Launch of satellite ZACUBE-1 – 2013
  11. 11. 11 Multi-National Institute
  12. 12. 12 Multi-National Institute
  13. 13. 13 F’SATI at CPUT – Africa Space Innovation 13 • Institutional structure Faculty of Engineering F’SATI / ASIC Elec Eng PLMCC AMTL Mech EngSARChI Faculty of Applied Sciences Faculty of Informatics and Design ….. DVC
  14. 14. 14 Serving the complete value chain Phase 1: PGD /Honours in Satellite Engineering and Applications Phase 2: Dual Master’s Dual Doctorate Phase 3: Innovation, Professional Development (Internship) Phase 4: Commercialisation (spin out company)
  15. 15. Phase 1 | Academic
  16. 16. MTech/MSc • The dual Master’s degree consists of two discrete degrees: one South African and one French. – South Africa: MTech in Electrical Engineering from CPUT (100% research based) – France: MSc in Electronics from ESIEE, Paris • Consists of 90 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits – 60 ECTS for academic course work – 30 ECTS credit recognition for the MTech dissertation
  17. 17. MSc course modules • Core modules • Technical writing, Ethics and Research Methodology • Satellite Systems and Operations • Mathematics (Optimisation) • Electromagnetic Field Theory, including Space Weather • Signal Theory • Embedded and Real-Time Systems • System Simulation and Control Dynamics, including Orbital Mechanics • French
  18. 18. MSc course modules • Electives • Satellite Power Systems – Power Electronics – Satellite Power Systems • Satellite Communication Systems – Antennas – Satellite Communication Systems
  19. 19. MSc course modules • Electives • Satellite Computers Systems – Software Systems for Satellites – Intelligence and Security Systems • Remote sensing applications (Polytechnic of Namibia) – Satellite Image Processing and Interpretation (core) – Environmental Remote Sensing (elective)
  20. 20. Phase 2 | Research
  21. 21. MTech research focus areas • Nano-satellite technology platform – CubeSats • Research domains: – Communications – Computer and Embedded – Power – Space science – EMC – Sensors – Earth observation
  22. 22. Postgraduate output
  23. 23. Postgraduate output
  24. 24. South African Research Chair Initiative
  25. 25. Phase 3 | Innovation
  26. 26. Technology, applications innovation ZACUBE-1 Exhibited at IAC ’11 To launched 2013
  27. 27. 27 • ZACUBE-2 • QB50 – ZA-Aerosat ZACUBE-2 Technology, applications innovation
  28. 28. Technology, applications innovation
  29. 29. Professional Development and Job Creation – 6 Engineers-in-training – 4 Development engineers – 1 Senior engineer – 41 alumni throughout Africa Technology, applications innovation
  30. 30. … (r)evolutionise space technology to (r)evolutionise STEM education to (r)evolutionise space technology to (r)evolutionise STEM education to … Community|schools engagement
  31. 31. South Africa, 2013 Community|schools engagement
  32. 32. Namibian Science Week, 2012, 2013 Community|schools engagement
  33. 33. Dubai, June 2013 Community|schools engagement
  34. 34. International engagement
  35. 35. CubeSats – history 21st century (r)evolution in space industry
  36. 36. CubeSats – real space craft Sputnik 84 kg 58 cm diameter 825 kg/m3 ZACUBE-1 1.3 kg 10 cm side 1300 kg/m3
  37. 37. 37 Sputnik 1 ZACUBE-01 Determine the density of the upper atmosphere through the rate of decay of its orbit Characterise the propagation and distribution of radio waves in the ionosphere Characterise the propagation and distribution of radio waves in the ionosphere Validate the theoretical model and technical solutions associated with launching a satellite into orbit. Determine the density of the upper atmosphere through the rate of decay of its orbit Low resolution camera Deployable mechanisms ADCS Deorbiting mechanism Expensive, limited HCD Cost effective HCD vehicle CubeSats – real space craft
  38. 38. CubeSats – useful applications • Education and training (100%) • Technology demonstrators (33%) • Earth observation and remote sensing (18%) • Space weather research (25%) The percentage gives the proportion of missions launched by 2008 (from www.clyde-space.com).
  39. 39. 39 “ZACUBE-1” • South Africa’s first nano-satellite • Developed by students and staff at F’SATI • Collaboration with SANSA Space Science • Launch Q1 of 2013 on Dnepr from Yasni Support of DST is acknowledged with appreciation
  40. 40. 40 ZACUBE-1 mission objectives • Space weather mission – SuperDARN characterisation – Ionospheric propagation studies • Human capacity development – Postgraduate – Professional development • Technology demonstrator – Deployable HF antenna – UHF/VHF antenna • Camera – Waau factor! • Research output – Conferences, journals, patents
  41. 41. 41 ZACUBE-1 layout
  42. 42. 42 ZACUBE-1 HF beacon
  43. 43. ZACUBE-1 environmental testing
  44. 44. 44 ZACUBE-1 time line • ZACUBE-1 – 2011/12 – 30 000 man/hrs
  45. 45. ZACUBE-1 Space Weather Experiment
  46. 46. 46 ZACUBE-1 Space Weather Experiment HF Antenna at SANAE-4 Part of the SuperDARN radar network
  47. 47. 47 ZACUBE-1 Space Weather Experiment SANAE-4 base in Antarctica
  48. 48. 48 “ZACUBE-2” • S-Band Transmitter • ADCS System • L-Band Receiver • VHF/UHF Communication System • HF Beacon Payload • Space Weather experiment tbd • 5 MP Camera Payload • Engineering model 2013
  49. 49. Future nano-sat missions • Nano-satellite constellations provides a paradigm shift from existing platforms: – High temporal resolution / medium ground sampling resolution • 30 min / 20 m vs. 8 hours / 10 m – Shift in applications – Technology threshold low – Can be done by Africa, for Africa, in collaboration with our international partners
  50. 50. • Services • Disaster monitoring • Quasi-real-time monitoring of flooding, veld fires, mud slides, etc. • Resource Management • Water Management • Deforestation • Evaporation of lakes • Tracking animals (Big 5) • Crop yield and quality • Ocean temperature • Town planning and land management • Smart grid management for power utilities Future nano-sat missions
  51. 51. • Services • Security/tracking • Low-cost tracking of vehicles, assets, etc • Tracking boats - especially in view of piracy off the east coast of Africa • Tracking trains • Amateur payloads • Low bit rate services to isolated villages, communities • Awareness • Education and training • Telemedicine • Low bit rate services Future nano-sat missions
  52. 52. In-situ monitoring Case study: Smart Grid Management Smart sensors, generic communications link
  53. 53. 54 Clusters of Excellence in Space Science, Engineering and Technology throughout Africa, for Africa, by Africa and our partners A vision
  54. 54. 55 • Working Group in African Space Strategy and Policy • African Union Commission is committed to promote elements of human intellectual development, encourage technological and scientific leadership and inspire young generations in Africa. • ARMC agreement between South Africa, Kenya, Algeria and Nigeria, has put Africa firmly on the path of developing home-grown satellite technology and applications resources. A vision
  55. 55. 56 Current Namibian students in the F’SATI Programme
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