Coimbatore: A personal engineering faculty within the metropolis has designed and developed a satellite tv for pc that might carry out all Internet of Things (IoT) proper from detecting an underground pipeline leakage to fireside in forest or multi-storeyed buildings.
Named SriShakthiSat, the satellite tv for pc is developed by the Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology at Chinniyampalayam.
The Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) is predicted to launch this satellite tv for pc, together with two different satellites constructed by JPR Institute of Technology in Chennai and GH Raisoni College of Engineering at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra, via PSLV-C51 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on February 28.
While the Isro has launched 9 educational satellites that have been developed by varied universities within the nation, it’s for the primary time it’s launching those which might be constructed by non-public engineering faculties.
Addressing the media, S Thangavelu, chairman, Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology, stated the scholars and schools of data expertise, pc science, and electronics and communication engineering departments had been engaged on the challenge for the previous 10 years and spent greater than Rs2 crore to construct the satellite tv for pc. “We will hand over the satellite to the Isro on February 5.”
According to him, the tutorial satellite tv for pc weighs simply 460 gram. “As the satellite would be placed at 500km to 575km above the earth, it would cross India twice a day. To get data round the clock, it will intercommunicate with 300 other satellites. It is built in such a way to collect information regarding bank burglaries, underground water leakage and fire accidents in Bengaluru, Chandigarh and ONGC site in Thanjavur. While the active period of the satellite is six months, it would send signals for another three years.”
Thangavelu stated the satellite tv for pc could be used just for educational functions and the knowledge could be made out there to the scholars from different faculties and colleges to encourage house literacy. “We have filed for 29 patents so far.”
Pointing out that a lot of the satellites that the Isro had launched till lately have been authorities funded, he stated, “It is only after the formation of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre in June 2020 that private institutes are being encouraged to develop satellites. We had obtained all the required permissions, including registration and frequency allocations, through a single window facility.”
The faculty has arrange a satellite tv for pc floor station on its premises and it will be inaugurated by Okay Sivan, chairman, Isro, on Thursday.