Pilot Training Phase on Antenna Building

An MRIC Initiative under the Satellite Project

Why the need for a pilot phase?

Before the launch of the Satellite Training Programme on Mini Ground Station in 2020, it was important to prepare the training materials adapted to school students and also test the antenna system. The best way to achieve this was to carry out a pilot training workshop with students, build the antenna step by step and finally test it at a school.

Following the seminar on the First Mauritian Satellite by the MRIC, the council was approached by Prof. Hassan Rafa SSS showing interest in being involved in the pilot phase of the training programme.

A second pilot phase of the training was carried out at the Forest Side SSS (Girls) following the institution’s request to the MRIC.

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The Pilot Training

The training involved the following activities:

Theory

Introduction to radio waves and communication.

Explanation of the different components of a receiving antenna system.

Introduction to team project planning and execution.

Antenna Building

Building and assembly of the antenna from scratch using affordable components and common materials such as aluminum rods and PVC pipes.

Antenna and Station Set Up

Setting up of completed antenna on school rooftop

Cabling and PC setup.

Connection to PC.

Receiving Station

The different software tools are installed and explained.

Testing of software with antenna.

Satellite tracking and decoding of satellite telemetry and images in radio amateur bands.

Voice capture on radio amateur bands.

Testimonials

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How We Work

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Team

5 members of the satellite project team at the MRIC.

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Collaboration

Mr Jean Marc Momple, AMSAT ambassador and Radio Amateur.

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Trained Institutions

Prof. Hassen Raffa SSS

Forest Side SSS (Girls)

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