Thursday, February 22, 2018

New Team Selection

             Atharva college's Ground Station is the platform that gives opportunity to students to be a part of research team that works in the field of satellite communication, RF, antenna designing and students' satellite projects(Balloon Satellite). To keep the research work and other ground station activities going on, every one and half year new students are selected as a team. This selection is done by a rigorous selection process.The detailed information about the process is given below. We also request you to go through other posts of our blog to know more about  the Ground Station. 

The selection process consists of three rounds-1) Aptitude test, 2) Group Discussion(GD), 3) Personal Interview. These rounds are designed to thoroughly test the candidate in various aspects such as intelligence, attitude towards other candidates, professionalism, major interests, etc.

The details of the Rounds is as follows.

1) Aptitude Test: A written test consisting of 50 questions+ 5 personal interpretation questions will be taken as a aptitude test. Out of the 50 questions, 25 will be general aptitude questions and 25 will be of basic technical knowledge. The study material/website (for technical questions) is mentioned at the end of this post. The personal interpretation questions are to know the candidate's major interests and are compulsory to answer. 

About the marking scheme: 
  • Out of the 50 Questions (25-Aptitude + 25 Technical), each carries '2' marks for correct answers.
  • Incorrect answer carries '-1' mark.(Negative Marking). 
  • The personal interpretation questions do not carry any marks but are as much important as other 50 questions.
  • Thus the question paper is for 100 marks in total without any options.
2) Group Discussion: The candidates who will clear the Aptitude test will be eligible for this round and will be informed about the same via Email and Text messages.
According to the number of candidates, groups will be formed. Each group will be given a topic and specific amount of time to express their views regarding the topic. The topic may or may not be Technical. 

3) Personal Interview: This is the final round of selection process. The interview will be based on technical knowledge as well as interpersonal skills and decision making skills. The candidates selected for this round will have to submit their Resume and SOP prior to the interview (via Email) and also should carry a hard copy of the same while coming for the interview.

Click below to register yourself for the Aptitude Test.

NOTE: For technical knowledge based questions, we recommend you to visit and study the antenna basic parameters. Apart from this, basics of physics, electronics will be asked. 

(This post is meant to convey information and to encourage the students of Atharva College of Engineering for the Selection process of ACE Ground Station.)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Seminar on Antenna Development by ACE GS team

An ISTE approved two weeks short term training program on "Recent Trends In Antenna & Wireless Communication" (14th June 2016 -24th June 2016) was organized by Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Atharva College of Engineering, Mumbai. 
The training program was targeted towards academicians, scientist, researchers, faculty members interested in the field on antenna & wireless communication to enhance their knowledge and research skills.
Atharva Satellite Ground Station team collaborated in the training program on 14th June, 2016, by presenting a session on:
  • Working of an antenna
  • Antenna parameters
  • Yagi Uda antenna structure and working
  • Design process of Yagi Uda antenna
  • Fabrication process of Yagi Uda antenna
Apart from this, the distinguished alumni from Atharva College of Engineering and from the previous generation of the Ground Station team, Mr. Anoop Tiwari and Mr. Priyank Salot, presented a session on:
  • Projects undertaken by Atharva Satellite Ground Station
  • Plasma antenna structure and working
  • Plasma antenna designing process
  • Plasma antenna fabrication process
Also, the team showed the Ground Station setup to the audience of the training program to give an insight about our tracking and data acquisition process.

Mr. Anoop Tiwari giving insights on Plasma Antenna

Mr. Priyank Salot giving presentation on Antennas

Faculties from various colleges attended this seminar

Miss. Aishwarya Wahane giving presentation on Antenna Development

AD8302 Test Sucess and Visit to IIT-B

Date: 15th July 2016
A very important day for history of ACE-GS when the chip AD8302 which is used for detecting phase change for RF frequencies 145.98 Mhz and 437.455 Mhz was finally characterized and tested.
The day began with a warm welcome from the Pratham Team and discussion regarding the work of Pratham. Various thoughts were exchanged between teams about the project. Pratham team gave us insight on the launch of the satellite, their deadline and work they are conducting. After the discussion we carried on the testing procedure of our AD8302 chip. We started our tests with help of RF function generators, multi meters. We were able to get correct values as expected in datasheet of the AD8302 module. Both the chips were verified and tested at their facility and We would like to thank the whole Pratham team for facilitating this visit. Their immense support has helped ACE GS to be ready for Pratham Project.

Team working on the testing of AD8302 chip

RF function generator used for testing
AD8302 Chip and Function Generator used for testing

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lightning Fast 5G is here

5G is still in implementation phase but the 5th generation of Atharva Satellite Ground Station is already here. After a rigorous process of team selection, the energetic team of 5th Generation of ACE-GS has been selected. With new energy and new dreams the team will undergo training under various topics ranging from communication to fundamentals of EM waves. The remaining projects will be undertaken by Aishwarya Sansare and Ketkee Kambli from the 4th Generation and the new team.

The new members joining are:
1. Harshita Singh -BE EXTC
2. Ishani Engineer - TE ELEC
3. Saniya Vichare - TE ELEC
4. Vijetha Jogu-TE ELEC
5. Omkar Phadke- TE ELEX
6. Gaurav Kundu- TE EXTC
7. Kavan Raval -SE ELEC
8. Nikita Patil- SE EXTC
9. Gaurav Raje - SE ELEX
Along with them from the previous team
1. Aishwarya Sansare- BE EXTC and
2. Ketkee Kambli -BE EXTC 

We congratulate all the selected members and wish for their bright future.