ERPSat-1 scientific pico satellite development

B. Neji*, C. Hamrouni, A. M. Alimi, A. R. Alim, K. Schilling

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ERPSat-1 project study and development has started since January 2009 in the Research Group on Intelligent Machines Laboratory in the National School of Engineers of Sfax, Tunisia. This interdisciplinary project incorporates electrical, telecommunication and mechanical engineering, as well as computer science and physics. ERPSat-1 objectives could be distinguished as educational objectives and Scientific and research objectives. Therefore, we would like to design a Tunisian pico satellite for remote sensing which could be helpful for forest fire detection, cartography and providing communication in non covered areas in Tunisia. In this paper, we present the mission analyses of ERPSat-1, the extended architecture of its design especially the communication, the electrical power, the attitude determination and control and the image capturing subsystems. These modules are characterized by their very low power consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Systems Conference Proceedings, SysCon 2010
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event4th International Systems Conference, SysCon 2010 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 5 Apr 20108 Apr 2010

Publication series

Name2010 IEEE International Systems Conference Proceedings, SysCon 2010


Conference4th International Systems Conference, SysCon 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Attitude determination and control
  • Communication
  • Image capturing
  • Pico satellite


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