Assoc. Prof. Anwar Ali
School of Information Science and Technology, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China
Title: Plug & paly design approach of a small spacecarft
Abstract: The nanosatellite market is rapidly growing for scientific and commercial applications. The main reason is the availability of low-cost commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components and already-developed subsystems in the market. This evolution also enabled many universities and small & medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop their own satellites. The problem with small satellites is the available space and weight constraints for housing a large number of required subsystems, such as power, attitude determination and control, telecommunication, and payload. The ultimate solution is to make all subsystems smaller, lighter, cost effective and plug & play. In this conference we are going to discuss the subsystems of a small satellite with CubeSat dimension called AraMiS-C1. The power management, attitude determination & attitude control subsystems were developed on a single PCB with CubeSat dimensions called CubePMT tile while the telecommunication subsystems (transceivers, RF frontend and antenna) were developed on another CubeSat dimensions PCB called CubeTCT tile. The complete AraMiS-C1 satellite has four CubePMT and two CubeTCT tiles on the external six faces. The developed AraMiS-C1 satellite is light in weight, has lower cost, most of the subsystems is reconfigurable and has a large space inside the cube for payload.
Introduction: Dr. Anwar Ali received his M.S. degree in Electronic Engineering and Ph.D. degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy in 2010 and 2014, respectively. During PhD, he worked on AraMiS (Italian acronym stands for modular architecture of small satellites) project which was a joint venture between Politecnico di Torino, MIT (Boston, USA), Spin Electronics and NeOhm.
Since March 2019, he is working as Associate Professor at the School of Information Science and Technology, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China. He has published 40 research papers in renowned journals and conferences around the globe and has completed 5 research projects as Principle Investigator. His research interests include design and development of aerospace systems, power electronics, analog circuits and thermal analysis & thermal modeling of aerospace systems.