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Monday, 19 July 2010

MH17 black boxes handed over to Malaysia

A Malaysian official receiving one of the MH17 black boxes -EPA

KIEV: The two black boxes of the crashed Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 aircraft have been handed over to the special Malaysian investigation team, its leader Khairil Hilmi Mokhtar said Tuesday.

He said the black boxes were given to the team in Donetsk, Ukraine, where the plane had crashed.

"We will take them to the Netherlands before bringing them back home to Malaysia," Khairil Hilmi told Bernama.

Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said in Putrajaya Monday night that the black boxes would be delivered to a Malaysian team at 9 pm (2 am in Malaysia) after he had spoken to Alexander Borodai, who is in command of the troubled region where the crash occurred.

The MAS flight, MH17, was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it went down in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border on Thursday night.

The Boeing 777-200 aircraft was carrying 298 people - 283 passengers and 15 crew.

It is believed that the plane was shot down but until today no one has claimed responsibility for that.
 

 

 **Kapten Mustafa, School of Aerospace Engineering Alumni  in MH17 SMART team

PEGAWAI penyiasat Malaysia mengambil kotak hitam selepas pemberontak Donetsk People's Republic menyerahkan dua kotak hitam pesawat MH17 yang ditembak jatuh di Grabovo, Donetsk, kira-kira jam 1 pagi (6 pagi waktu Malaysia). -

Foto AP

Credit : Astroawani , Bharian

 

 

 

Universiti Sains Malaysia
14/05/2014 | Press release

AEROSPACE STUDENTS LAUNCH HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOON



NIBONG TEBAL, PENANG, 8 May 2014 - A group of final year students in the Spacecraft Designing programme, School of Aerospace Engineering (SAE), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) together with SAE Dean, Profesor Dr. Zaidi Mohd Ripin launched a High Altitude Balloon (HAB) yesterday. High altitude balloons are unmanned balloons, often filled with helium or hydrogen gas, and are launched to the stratospheric layer of an altitude of about 100,000 feet or 32 kilometre. The launch is the result of satellite design project that required students to equip themselves with knowledge and skills in management, acquiring experience in satellite designing and fabrication basing on the design that has been planned. "This project started in April 2013. This is the first HAB project in Malaysia involving the retrieval of payload.

The objectives of the payload of this project are the taking of aerial photographs and the collection of atmospheric scientific data," said SAE lecturer, Dr Norilmi Amilia Ismail. The payload for the HAB mission consisted of two cameras to photograph the Earth's horizon, sensors to capture the atmospheric physical data and a GPS to track the payload. "The HAB that was launched today has successfully landed in the sea within 30 miles of Tanjung Piandang, Kedah. The balloon's course, till its landing, took 3 hours and 20 minutes and it went well without any damage. The students will analyse the data retrieved," added Norilmi. The project has taken students beyond mere designing on paper at an affordable cost thus bridging the gap between industry and university.

In this project, students work in groups to build a satellite subsystem that can carry and support the payload. "We are required to design a subsystem from the beginning and through the various phases of assessment practiced by the spacecraft manufacturing industry. The students also have the opportunity to gain knowledge with visits and collaboration with the industry, especially the Meteorological Department that provided advice and guidance in the handling of the balloon and verification of the balloon's route," said Lim Kah Wee, a SAE final year student and HAB project director. "Apart from the outside assistance, we also obtained advice from the staff at the School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and received assistance in conducting thermal testing at the School of Chemical Engineering," Lim added.

The students also cooperated with Syarikat K Foil Insulation (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. which sponsored equipment for the thermal control system in the payload. Moreover, they have also sought for funds by creating public sponsorship webpage (crowd-funding) and managed to raise some money for the project. -

Translation: Yong Check Yoon/Text: Dr Norilmi Amilia Ismail & Nor Rafizah Md Zain/Photo: Mohamad Danial Shahri and Yong Check Yoon

Sumber : USM Engineering Campus
             
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PELUANG GOLONGAN MUDA CEBURI AEROANGKASA

 


Program aeroangkasa berjaya menarik minat generasi baru terhadap sains dan teknologi.


Industri aeroangkasa antara bidang yang mampu membantu Malaysia menembusi pasaran dunia sekali gus meningkatkan ekonomi negara.

Jika syarikat-syarikat Malaysia boleh membekalkan komponen seperti panel rata pada sayap pesawat Airbus A380 sudah tentu permintaan terhadap pesawat itu juga meningkat.

Dengan itu, syarikat-syarikat pembuatan komponen pesawat tempatan seperti CTRM di Melaka dan SME di Sungai Buloh berpotensi menerima tempahan yang lebih banyak.

Ia juga membolehkan syarikat-syarikat aeroangkasa negara menerokai sektor pembuatan komponen yang lebih besar dan lebih rumit.

Sudah tentu permintaan terhadap jurutera dan juruteknik terlatih juga meningkat seterusnya membuka peluang pekerjaan yang lebih besar di negara ini.

Menurut Ketua Jabatan Kejuruteraan Aeroangkasa, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Prof. Madya Dr. Zaidi Mohd. Ripin, negara mempunyai sumber manusia dan alam semulajadi yang amat terhad.

Setiap keputusan yang dibuat perlu memiliki nilai strategik dan memberikan pulangan yang maksimum bagi sebarang pelaburan yang dibuat.

"Kerajaan telah lama menetapkan industri aeroangkasa sebagai industri strategik seperti yang ditekankan oleh Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

"Industri aeroangkasa adalah industri yang mempunyai nilai tambah yang tinggi dan sangat dikawal'' katanya.

Ini bermakna negara-negara maju tidak akan melepaskan atau menyerahkan industri aeroangkasa dengan mudah kepada negara lain.

"Malaysia kini berjaya menembusi pasaran luar melalui syarikat aeroangkasa negara seperti CTRM dan SME," katanya.

Untuk membolehkan komponen itu diterima untuk dipasang di pesawat Boeing dan Airbus mereka perlu melepasi tahap pemeriksaan dan piawaian yang tinggi.

Terbukti syarikat aeroangkasa negara mampu memenuhi keperluan piawaian antarabangsa dan ia merupakan satu kejayaan besar.

Keyakinan pengeluar kapal terbang kepada Malaysia juga sudah meningkat.

Ia terbukti dengan pembinaan kilang pembuatan komponen pesawat oleh Spirit Aerosystems di Subang dan Honeywell di Pulau Pinang.

"Di sini, reka bentuk, pengiraan tegasan dan kawalan pengeluaran perlu dilakukan.

"Kesemuanya berteknologi tinggi dan memerlukan tenaga jurutera pakar dan sokongan teknikal yang mempunyai ketepatan tinggi," jelasnya.

IPTA tempatan telah pun mengorak langkah bagi mendokong wawasan itu.

Misalnya, kini semua graduan aeroangkasa USM dilatih menggunakan perisian CATIA.

Mereka juga diberikan latihan teori dan praktikal dalam bidang komposit sehingga mahir dan cekap dalam industri aeroangkasa negara.

Aeroangkasa adalah bidang yang berkaitan dengan reka bentuk pesawat dan kapal angkasa, sebagaimana di dalam teknologi aeroangkasa.

Manakala bidang aeronautik (aeronautics) merupakan bidang yang berkaitan dengan reka bentuk, pembangunan dan operasi pesawat terbang.

Astronautik (astronautics) adalah bidang yang berkaitan dengan reka bentuk, pembangunan dan operasi kapal angkasa.

Sains angkasa pula merupakan bidang yang berkaitan dengan astronomi dan astrofizik.

Astronomi adalah kajian sains berkaitan dengan kaji bintang dan objek, selain daripada bumi di ruang angkasa.

Astrofizik pula kajian fizik berkaitan dengan alam semesta, terutamanya yang melibatkan keadaan benda, dan perpindahan serta penghasilan tenaga.

Menurut Pengerusi Majlis Dekan Aeroangkasa, Dr. Abd. Rahim Abu Talib, keperluan pasaran terhadap tenaga mahir dalam bidang aeroangkasa kini sedang meningkat.

"Jadi pihak institusi pengajian tinggi awam (IPTA) telah dipertanggungjawab mengeluarkan para graduan yang mahir serta berpotensi untuk memenuhi keperluan pasaran.

Hala tuju

"Kita juga telah menubuhkan sebuah majlis yang dikenali sebagai Majlis Dekan Aeroangkasa IPTA yang kini telah dianggotai lima IPTA terkemuka negara untuk tujuan tersebut," ujarnya.

Beberapa IPTA yang telah menunjukkan minat yang mendalam adalah UPM, USM, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) dan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

IPTA lain ialah Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) dan Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM).

Beliau yang juga Timbalan Dekan Akademik Hal Ehwal Pelajar dan Alumni, Fakulti Kejuruteraan, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) berkata, pihaknya menyediakan Laporan Kajian Hala Tuju Program Aeroangkasa IPTA 2010-2020.

"Kajian hala tuju tersebut berkaitan program pengajian aeroangkasa yang ditawarkan oleh IPTA di negara ini,'' ujarnya.

Menurut laporan Hala tuju Program Aeroangkasa IPTA 2010-2020, bidang aeroangkasa di Malaysia telah bermula sejak tahun 1983.

Ia pertama kali diperkenalkan di Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) melalui program Sarjana Muda Kejuruteraan Mekanikal (Aeronautik).

Pada ketika itu khusus tersebut hanya untuk menampung keperluan jurutera di dalam pasukan Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia (TUDM).

Oleh kerana permintaan mengikuti program aeroangkasa meningkat dari tahun ke tahun, telah mendorong UPM memulakan program Bacelor Kejuruteraan (Aeroangkasa) pada 1996.

Ini diikuti Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) pada tahun 1998 setelah diberi peluang hasil daripada program 'offset' (program menang-menang) perolehan pesawat MiG 29 TUDM.

Walaupun setiap pengajian yang ditawarkan oleh institusi-institusi berkenaan kelihatan agak sama namun setiap program pengajian adalah berbeza sama sekali terutama pada subjek serta pengkhususan yang diambil oleh para pelajar mereka.

Sumber: Utusan Malaysia

 

 

Operasi PERZIM :
MUZIUM TUDM TERAJUI PROJEK PEMINDAHAN DAN PEMULIHARAAN PESAWAT

 

 

 

 

 

Sumber: thestar.com.my  
Tuesday September 28, 2010

USM students to assemble airplane kit


PETALING JAYA: Students of Universiti Sains Malaysia’s school of aerospace engineering will take their knowledge to greater heights with the assembly of their own airplane kit.

The university has purchased a two-seater kit for RM250,000 which the staff and final year students will assemble, test and fly.

School Deputy Dean Dr Kamarul Arifin Ahmad said this was USM’s first project to give students a hands-on learning experience, especially in assembling and certifying an aircraft.

   

In high spirits: Some of the USM students in a jovial mood after completing the EAA’s Flying Start programme in Slim River, Perak. — S.S KANESAN / The Star

 

“I am nervous and excited about the project. Some people have complained that students lack practical skills and this is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to expose them to aircraft assembly and flight mechanics,” he said.

Construction of the airplane Zenith CH 750 STOL will begin next month and requires about 1,500 man-hours to assemble. The project is funded with USM’s research grant and is guided by the Malaysian chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).

On Saturday, 23 students and five USM staff members were given their first taste of EAA’s Flying Start programme at the Bernam River Airfield, near Slim River, in Perak. They flew in the planes piloted by experienced EAA members, who also gave students a first-hand view of aircraft operations.

Final year aerospace engineering student Ravinder Singh, 23, from Seremban, said reading about flight mechanics and flying a plane was worlds apart, adding that the project should also be introduced to junior students.

 

 

Sumber: STARMETRO

Friday 15 october 2010

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