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International Journal of Electronics Signals and Systems

Abstract

In this study, a CanSat with capability of returning back to target is designed amd implemented. The CanSat is controlled by a state-of-the-art MBED 32-bit microcontroller. A Zigbee Based Smart Sensing Platform for Monitoring Environmental Parameters has been designed and developed. The smart weather station consists cortext-M3 based measuring units which collect the value of the temperature, relative humidity, pressure and sunlight. These units send their data wireless to a central station, which collects the data, stores and displays them into a database. The facility of adding a few more sensors and a few more stations has been provided. The main components are the pressure, ultrasonic, gps sensors and the 2.4 GHZ transmitter. The mission is planned for two stages which are flight back to the target by a paraglider and rovering on the ground on wheels. The process will be monitored on the ground sation via the GoogleEarth software. The electronics&hardware design and the control algorithm is discussed in depth in this paper.

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