Masters & PhD Bursaries for 2011 in Satellite & Airship
For the interested readers I bring now a note in English to Master & PhD bursaries (2011) in four very interesting projects in the area of Satellites and Airship technology. It follows the note down.
Masters & PhD Bursaries for 2011
in Satellite and Airship Technology
A number of bursaries (R50k/year for Masters, R120k/year for PhD) are available for the 2011 academic year. The research projects where prospective students can participate in, are:
* ESA FP7 project with the University of Surrey (Surrey Space Centre) on the development of a solar sail Cubesat satellite to demonstrate a future deorbiting method for space debris;
* CPUT Cubesat project where Stellenbosch University will develop the attitude control unit implemented a 1kg, 10cm3 unit of the total 3-unit satellite;
* IBSA-1 microsatellite (India/Brazil/South Africa) space weather mission where the attitude and orbit control system requires simulation analysis and novel AODCS sensors and actuators can be developed for potential orbital flight early 2013;
* Autonomous flight of an electric 8 meter airship for aerial surveilance. This is an continuation of previous research already completed within the ESL.
Contact Prof. Herman Steyn (Room E402 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in any of these topics and requires more information.
IBSA -1 Mission
Solar Sail Mission