The “Jesco von Puttkammer” India cup 2017 was held at Amity University, Noida by Jesco von Puttkammer society-Germany and TecMantra- global, on October 12thand 13th 2017. This competition is similar to the “NASA HUMAN EXPLORATION ROVER CHALLENGE” held at Huntsville USA.
(The NASA HUMAN EXPLORATION ROVER CHALLENGE encourages research and development of new technology for future mission planning and crewed space missions to space.)
Here, students have to design a rover which is totally human powered and is capable of carrying two students: a male and a female, for over a half mile obstacle course of a simulated extraterrestrial terrain of craters, boulders and ridges, inclines, crevasses and depressions.
A team from SRM University, KTR took part in the JVP INDIA CUP 2017. This team was under the EEE Department and is led by Md. Shafeul Wara, under the guidance of Dr K Vijyakumar (HOD/EEE) and DR S Padmini (Faculty advisor).
Mr SHAFEUL WARA is the founder of this team and has participated in NASA HUMAN EXPLORATION ROVER CHALLENGE-2017. He participated and was selected for the NASA ROVER WORKSHOP at International space education institute, Germany.
The team’s brilliant performance bagged the following coveted titles:
1st- in Best design award.
2nd -in Telemetry award
2nd-in Featherweight award.
4th- in Overall (race).
The rover designed and constructed by the SRM students was unique and stood apart from the other participating teams. It was appreciated and applauded by the judges as well as by the participants.
The SRM team ( NASA Rover Team ) would now be participating in the “NASA HUMAN EXPLORATION ROVER CHALLENGE”, at Huntsville, USA which is going to be held in April 2018.