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IEEE Prof Ali Abedi MESAT1- Maine’s 1st Small Satellite

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Featuring: Professor Dr Ali Abedi, Associate Vice President for Research, UMaine
Abstract: MESAT1- Maine’s 1st Small Satellite
MESAT1’s launch is funded by NASA CSLI program and its design and development is sponsored by NASA, MSGC, and the University of Maine. Electrical engineering students at UMaine built this CubeSat, which is 30 cm long with cross section of 10 cm x 10 cm, carries 4 multi-spectral cameras, and three radios. MESAT1 is scheduled to be launched to space from Vandenberg Space Force base onboard Firefly rocket in May 2024. It carries three payloads designed by Falmouth High school, Fryeburg Academy, and Saco Middle School students and teachers. UMaine has been collaborating with USM, AMSAT and NERRS to design and get the spacecraft ready for launch. The initial prototypes were built at Innovative Media Research and Commercialization (IMRC) center and final flight certifications including vibration tests was completed at Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC). In this talk various aspects of the system from design, engineering, flight certification, and regulatory licenses will be discussed.
Coordinated with IEEE Computer Society Region 1 and Region 2 Chapters Coordinator
Coordinated with IEEE Region 1 Professional Activities Webinar
Coordinated with IEEE ComSoc History Committee
and part of A Milestone Moments Series celebrating: IEEE Milestone Project Echo, Telstar, and discovery of Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation evidence of the Big Bang origins of the Universe.
Bio – Dr. Ali Abedi, Associate Vice President for Research, UMaine
Ali Abedi received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from (http://www.cst.uwaterloo.ca/) in 2004. He joined the (http://www.umaine.edu/), Orono in 2005, where he is currently Associate Vice President for Research and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He leads UMaine Artificial Intelligence and UMaine Space initiatives. He was visiting Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD and Guest Researcher at (http://www.nist.gov/) in 2012 and Faculty Fellow at NASA in 2016. Dr. Abedi is founding Director of (http://umaine.edu/wisenetlab) where he directs research programs in wireless communications and sensor networks for structural monitoring, space explorations and bio-medical applications. Dr. Abedi is a senior member of IEEE and currently serves as Vice President of IEEE Council on Radio Frequency Identification ((https://www.ieee-rfid.org/council-leaders/)), and IEEE R1 Student Activities Committee Chair.
Speaker(s): Professor Dr Ali Abedi,
Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/407737

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