If it works well in space, it works even better at the construction site! In space, quality and high-tech engineering take priority; the equipment must work in the most extreme circumstances. That is also the standard Xeelas applies to its products on earth. At the construction site you want everything to go as efficiently as possible and for that reason you need a perfect IoT technology. With the help of the Russian mechanical engineer pavel, a.k.a. ‘Rocket man’, we optimized our product design.
Pavel has worked within the space industry for years and is an excellent designer. He doesn’t like to discuss his work history too much. “Some projects are still classified”, says Pavel. Fortunately, he lifts a corner of the veil and says: “ was the Team Lead engineer for KHARTRON ICBM SS-18 ‘Satan’ control systems. I have worked on the control systems of the Energia rocket, solar panels, and a variety of other projects.” After that he sent some information on KHARTRON, his previous employer. KHARTRON is the company behind all the technical modules of the MIR-space station and the Zarya Cargo Module of the international space station ISS. It is one of the leading engineering firms that develops and produces spaceships and rocket operating systems.
Space technology in IoT
Pavel’s knowledge of the use of solar panels in space comes in handy for the development of remote monitoring at the construction site. How does it work?
Michaël Devid, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Xeelas explains: “On a satellite and space station, good radio reception is essential. A large surface with solar panels is used to generate power and at the same time functions as an antenna. The combination of solar panels and an antenna is often seen in the aerospace industry. We applied this part of aerospace technology to our IoT technology. Pavel developed two product types for the reception of GPS signals. His proposal was to develop solar panels which were twice the size of the circuit board. When you attach the solar panels to the circuit board in a certain way, you enlarge the antenna with the surface of the solar panels.”
Applying aerospace principles optimizes our products on the following points:
1) a much better reception of the GPS signal
2) a highly accurate positioning
3) more profits on energy savings
4) lithium batteries which can also be recharged at temperatures far below the freezing point
5) a longer battery life and lifespan of the components (15+ years)
Aerospace technology is a proven technology! That’s why Xeelas applies it to our engineering and why we invest in high-end products. Do you think this is interesting? Please contact us for more information.