IUB CSE students showcase promising design at CanSat competition PDR presentation


IUBFabsat, a team consisting of ten students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) have successfully presented the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of their CanSat project for the American Astronautical Society (AAS) Student Design-Build-Launch Competition. The team members include Iftekharul Alam, Md Mahmudul Kabir Peyal, Noor E Sadman, Hasibur Rahman, Fayed Al Monir, Hana Sultan Chowdhuri, Shirazim Munir Deap, Tahfizul Hasan Zihan, Mohammad Faizul Hossain, and Rubayed Mehedi Anik.

The AAS organizes an annual student competition for designing, building, and launching a space-related project, with participants from various universities around the world. The competition aims to promote innovative and creative thinking in the field of space exploration, while providing students with hands-on experience in designing and building space-related systems.

The IUB team's CanSat project involves the development of a small satellite that can be launched by a rocket and can perform various tasks, such as collecting data on the environment, taking photographs of the Earth, and performing other scientific experiments. The CanSat will be equipped with sensors, a camera, a parachute, and a heatshield, among other components, to ensure that it can withstand the harsh conditions of the launch and descent.

During the presentation, the IUB team showcased their design and engineering concepts, as well as their software development and testing procedures. The team received positive feedback from the judges, who praised their innovative design. The judges also commended the team for their attention to detail and their ability to address potential issues that may arise during the launch and descent phases.

The IUBFabsat team is supported and guided by their experienced advisors, Dr. Mahady Hasan and Dr. Mohammed Anwer. Their mentorship and expertise helped the team to achieve their goals and deliver an outstanding presentation at the PDR of the CanSat competition. The team expressed their gratitude towards their advisors for their constant support and encouragement throughout the project.

The IUB team is now preparing for the next phase of the competition, which involves the Critical Design Review (CDR). They are confident that they will be able to build a high-quality and functional CanSat that can compete with other teams from around the world.

The CanSat competition provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop their skills in engineering, design, and project management, while also encouraging them to pursue careers in the field of space exploration. The IUB team's success in the PDR is a testament to their hard work and dedication, and we wish them the best of luck in the upcoming phases of the competition.