Jesco von Puttkammer India cup 2017
On 12th and 13th of October a competition"Jesco von Puttkammer India cup 2017 was held at AMITY UNIVERSITY, Noida conducted by Jesco von Puttkammer society, Germany and TecMantra- global. This was the similar competition as NASA held every year as "NASA HUMAN EXPLORATION ROVER CHALLENGE” in Huntsville USA.
(The NASA HUMAN EXPLORATION ROVER CHALLENGE encourage research and development of new technology for future mission planning and crewed space missions to other worlds.)
In this competition students has to design a rover which is totally human powered. It has to carry two students, one female and one male, over a half-mile obstacle course of the simulated extraterrestrial terrain of craters, boulders and ridges, inclines, crevasses and depressions.
A multidisciplinary team of 9 members from different disciplines from SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Kattankulathur has taken part in JVP INDIA CUP 2017. This registered team under EEE department was led by MD. Shafeulwara under the guidance of Dr. K Vijayakumar (HOD/EEE) and Dr. S Padmini (Faculty advisor).
Mr. SHAFEUL WARA is the team leader and has participated in NASA HUMAN EXPLORATION ROVER CHALLENGE 2017. He has also been selected and participated in NASA ROVER WORKSHOP at International space education institute, Germany.
This team performed well in the competition details are given below.
1s in Best design award.
2nd in Telemetry award
2nd in featherweight award.
4th in overall (race).
SRM TEAM was the only team from Tamilnadu who reached to finals of JVP cup 2017 and performed well. The rover made by SRM students was uniquely different than all the participants' team. The rover was appreciated by the judges and the participants also.
NASA allows only 4 teams from each country to participate in the competition. SRM team will be among them. Now this team is going to participate in NASA HUMAN EXPLORATION ROVER CHALLENGE, HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, USA. Which is going to be held in April 2018.
It is the matter of pride that SRM students will represent Our University in the upcoming event at NASA.