The objective was to track any satellite or celestial body. A pointer with
2 degree of freedom (which will be able to point to anywhere in space) was designed for
The basis for operation was fairly straightforward. A tracking script in python running on a
laptop calculated the position of an object in orbit and controlled the motors accordingly.
Provided with a valid Satellite Catalogue Number or name, the script obtained the necessary
information about the object, computed its azimuth and elevation with respect to the given
location. The azimuth and elevation information sent by the tracking program was processed
and the pointer was adjusted accordingly. The hardware setup involved a servo motor, a
Bluetooth module, a magnetometer, a DC power supply and a pointer.
A front-end was developed using HTML and CSS. This was integrated with the application using
Flask (python library). Any of the listed bodies could be selected and the tracker would start
tracking that body.
Servo-Actuated Robotic Arm with 2 degrees of freedom: As a proposed upgrade
to the Infinity rover, a robotic arm was built, using lightweight acrylic as a construction
material. The arm was interfaced with a computer using an Arduino Uno, and could perform
motion in a plane when given commands by the user.
Cassini – Huygens Probe Model
A scaled model of the Cassini spacecraft was constructed.
Important instruments of the spacecraft such as Huygens Titan Probe shield, Magnetometer,
high-gain and low-gain antenna, RTG, remote sensing pallet, fields and particles pallet and
reaction wheel were labelled and explained.