On December 21st, the 8th Science-to-Practice Conference on Asteroid Safety wrapped up. Over the course of the conference, the expert committee heard more than 40 reports. The conference culminated in the ceremony of awarding the participants and their research advisors.
Following to the Provision on the Conference, the organizers divided the reports into three flows, in accordance with the reporters’ level. On the closing day, senior and graduating students presented their reports at the conference.
“The main thing that this conference provides is the possibility to publish your paper in an edition indexed in the Russian Science Citation Index. This aspect, in its turn, is taken into account when the increased scholarship is awarded. Our students do science within the frameworks of the project activity and participation in the work of the Asteroid Youth Design Bureau. This year, our Asteroid Bureau had shown a high growth in the number of interested students. For a future engineer, our youth design bureau is a great opportunity to become one of the best specialists,” explained Olga Boiko, leading specialist for continuing education for Aerospace Engineering enterprises of the SUSU Aerospace Engineering Research and Education Centre.
Year after year, many students of the SUSU Aerospace Engineering programmes present their reports at the Conference on Asteroid Safety and achieve significant successes in exploring of this field. Among such students, according to the jury, were: Danila Belchikov (П-622), Pavel Tretiakov (П-623), and Roman Baimov (КЭ-410). For some students this conference was a chance to test the results of their research under their qualifying diploma paper.
“Our task is to land an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on a landing pad in difficult conditions. Difficult conditions are natural interference (due to adverse weather conditions) and artificially created one (due to radio noise). We develop a software for a phased antenna array, which minimizes the level of the interference load. Thus, the antenna detects the main signal generated by the unmanned aerial vehicle. This ensures high accuracy in determining of the UAV position in space. Of course, I’m doing this work not solely on my own, but together with my research advisor – Associate Professor of the SUSU Department of Radio Engineering and Communication Systems Andrei Ragozin,” 4th-year student Roman Baimov shared about his research.
The expert committee included representatives of the academic and teaching staff members of the SUSU Institute of Engineering and Technology and School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, along with invited experts: Denis Isaev, Director of OOO “Astroinzhenernye tekhnologii” (Astro-engineering Technologies) company, and Matvei Kaplin, design engineer of the 1st category at AO “OKB “Fakel” experimental design bureau.
“This conference has brought inspiration to its participants, which will help guys overcome the difficulties they face in their student life. It has also ensured the development of the intellectual and creative potential of these young explorers of the educational process. The first-year students got a chance to obtain a priceless experience of the first presenting of their reports in the very beginning of their studies, and this might be of real help to them in education and life. Had I been a student right now, I would’ve had been truly enthusiastic about participating in this conference as a reporter!” commented Matvei Kaplin.
As a result of the 8th Science-to-Practice Conference on Asteroid Safety, places were awarded as follows:
Ural Abdrakhimov (ПРК-181), Omsk State Technical University, “Research on the Ejection of the Remaining Liquid Fuel from the Toroidal Tank with Consideration to Vibration Dampers of the Launch Vehicle of Soyuz-2.1b”;
Roman Baimov (КЭ-410), “Improving the Accuracy of Radio Source Location in a Radio-angle Measurement Landing System with the Use of an Adaptive Antenna Array with Optimal Amplitude Distribution”.
Olga Melnikova (П-323), “Conceptual Design of a Reusable Reentry Module for In-orbit Tourism”;
Olesia Ispravnikova (П-233), “Numerical Simulation, with the Use of the Ffowcs Williams-Hawkings Integral Method, of Lowering the Acoustic Pressure with the Help of Jet Stream Interaction”;
Danila Belchikov (П-622), “On the Relative Value of Losses of the Specific Impulse of the Multiple Rocket-engine Assembly with Spike Nozzle”.
Viacheslav Milia (П-222), “Specifics of Small-scale Gas-turbine Engines Engineering”;
Nikita Kashirin (П-225), “Comparative Analysis of Configurations of Helicopter-type Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”;
Rail Davliatov (П-622), “Designing a First-stage Liquid-fuel Rocket Engine with Centre Body for a Small-lift Launch Vehicle”;
Kirill Vivcharik (КЭ-516), “On the Synthesis of Thrust Vector Regulator in a Multiple Rocket-engine Assembly”.
Egor Menshenin (П-122), “Methods of Improving the Energetic Characteristics of Turbojet Engines”.
Polina Loginova (П-123), “Analysis of the Possibility of Using Solar Sail in Spacecraft Design”;
Rodion Terekhovich (П-122), “Promising Methods of Cooling the Chamber in a Liquid-fuel Rocket Engine”;
Dariia Eremeichuk (П-123), “Analysis of the Modern Systems of Crew Escape Systems and Cargo Emergency Recovery Systems in Launch Vehicles”;
Aleksandr Afonin (П-122) and Evgenii Durkin (П-122), “Using Hydrogen for Airbreathing Jet Engines”;
Egor Sokharev (П-123), “Review of Designs and Configurations of Launch Facilities for Reusable Launch Vehicles”.