What Ideas Do Young Scientists Bring to the World?
Moscow Aviation Institute has summed up the XLVI international youth Gagarin Science Conference among schoolchildren, students and young scientists. This year the conference was held remotely. In total, this year 2 132 applications were submitted to the conference. The organizing committee approved and accepted for consideration 1 920 applications.
27 applications were submitted for participation in the international session of the conference, among which 10 winners were selected. We decided to talk with them and to find out why they decided to take part in the Gagarin Science Conference conference, and what ideas they brought to the scientific world.
Tanishq Dwivedi, student of Moscow Aviation Institute from India, Master’s degree program in Spacecraft Engineering. “Trajectory optimization for a lunar lander considering the deboost and orientation change” research work.
"I decided to participate in this conference as it is a great platform and opportunity to present my research. My work was about trajectory optimization of a lunar lander considering the deboost and orientation change. This idea of research came in my mind after the second Moon Mission failure by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), so i collected all the resources available and started to research as of why did it fail and how could we prevent this from happening in the future in any space agency.
The remote format of the conference was very well suited to the situation we are in right now and i really appreciate that the management took it to a remote level rather than cancelling the conference. I was confident that the this project is good, and I would be accepted by the committee. Being a winner of the conference was an amazement for me, it is actually a proud moment for all the winners. It took a lot of work and time to do this project as it is the same for all the winners, they all deserved it."
Bahauddin Habibullah Muhammad, a student of Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev from Indonesia. “Advanced Drone with Automatic Payload Deployment System and Accident Location Tracker” research work.
“I decided to participate in Gagarin Science Conference because I wanted to get valuable experience as well as to get feedback to the research project that I was working on. For me, the conference is a good place for us to demonstrate the field we are capable of. Especially, it is possible at the Gagarin Science Conference. I consider it as the one of the biggest conferences in Russia, where you can meet and get advice from the leading experts in aeronautics - aerospace field.
Being honest, I didn’t prepare myself for the remote format. I’d prefer to present my papers by attending the conference at MAI. But, due to the emergency situation, there was no other choice except carrying out this conference in the remote format. It was my first time I participated the remote conference, and I think it was pretty good. MAI as the host university has done very good job to prepare all things for the success of Gagarin Science Conference 2020.
My work was about automatic payload deployment system and accident locator for drone. Those are the portable devices that can be attached to any type of drones which are installed separately from the main flight controller board. The accident locator will track the the accident location by sending the accident coordinates to the phone number that have been set before. The automatic payload deployment system is actually intended to be applied in the deployment mechanism of commerce (delivery) drone, so the drone can deploy automatically the payloads whenever the sensor detect the ground surface. The plus is, we don’t need to set additional commands in the main flight controller board before starting the mission.
Actually, I didn’t expect that I would be chosen as one of the winners in the Gagarin Science Conference, because I know this is a big conference and it is considered as one of the prestigious aerospace conferences in Russia. The only one motivation was, I just wanted to present what project currently I was working in, so I can get the feed beck and the others might get some new inspiration from my research project. Of course, I feel so glad after receiving this winner certificate. This certificate will motivate me a lot to carry out another interesting research projects in the future."
Gerorge Yuvaraj, student of Moscow Aviation Institute, Master’s degree program in Aircraft Engineering. "Streamline's Shape Theory" for Understanding the Mechanics of Streamlines in an Open Circuit Fluid Flow and Its Impact on the Flow” research work.
"My work is related to theoretical fluid dynamics. This theory says why fluids flow changes when they pass over a body and how. In other words, this theory enables us to identify the formation of streamline in fluid-solid interactions and predict how the flow characteristics change over the topology of the body. This can reduce the number of iterations required in designing and analyzing streamlined bodies like aircraft, submarines, or a ballistic.
I was not sure about Gagarin Science Conference, I have presented my work to the staff of MAI Students Research Community and to my department, seeking help for further investigation. Upon their suggestion, I presented my work at the Gagarin Science Conference. I was very happy that my work has been acknowledged and appreciated. I am motivated to put more effort into my research."