Team Anant is a group of passionate undergraduate students, harbouring a dream of making BITS-Pilani's first indigenously built nanosatellite. Founded in January 2013 by three students, the team now consists of forty students from various disciplines, supervised by a panel of faculty members.
Our objective is to design, build and launch a 3U nanosatellite with a multispectral camera as a payload. This will be the first of a kind student satellite in India with scope of multispectral imaging implementation. Our mission is the application of imaging in VIS-NIR bands on land. Our primary goal is the implementation of vegetation indices to monitor vegetation. Our primary science output is vegetation mapping and creating a Spatio-temporal analysis for a pre-decided imaging region. We then plan to validate our data against pre-existing satellite data to evaluate the accuracy of our generated values. We also plan to implement secondary missions like the monitoring of crop health, crop yield and biomass.
Multispectral Satellite Remote sensing in a 3U satellite is an intensive task that requires ingenious implementations from various branches of engineering. Amongst other things, we are trying to implement Field Programmable Gate Arrays(FPGAs) to implement camera interfacing onboard the satellite with the onboard computer, onboard custom orbit propagators and hardware based task schedulers.