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SSTL sponsors students scientists

SSTL is sponsoring a team of students that have been enrolled in the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) to help solve real and live problems for engineering, applied science and technological companies. The Scheme is set up by the Engineering Development Trust (EDT), with the aim to provide students aged 16 and 17 with experience in engineering, science and technology in order to make informed decisions about their future education and career. During the 6 month programme, the students who all currently attend Farnborough 6th Form College, will take on the task set by SSTL to "Investigate possible ways of detecting earthquake precursor signals using satellites, to help us move from disaster monitoring to disaster mitigation". The project will be mentored by SSTL Radio Frequency team member David Sanderson.
David Sanderson, Stephen Birtles (school teacher), Joe Cleminson, Rhys Llewellyn, Calum Jones and Teodora Ghiuvea
David met with the four budding engineers and their school teacher to give them a tour of the SSTL clean rooms, a presentation on small satellite engineering and introduced them to the project, which will end in April or May with a Celebration and Assessment Day by professional engineers. The aim of the project is to provide SSTL’s Mission Concepts team with carefully calculated information, including mass, volume and power estimates, for a pre-selected list of sensors. These estimates can then be used to determine the size of the mission required to carry them.

 

 
 

 

 

01 December 20090 Comments1 Comment

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