News Science, 26/05/2017

Kharkiv Students Win the NASA Competition

Students of computer systems and networks department of the National Aerospace University “Kharkiv Aviation Institute” Dmytro Kukharenko, Yaroslav Bershadsky, Bogdan Goloshchapov, Ilona Zelinko and Nil Luchko won the stage of the most prestigious hackathon NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017, which took place in Kropyvnytskyi (Ukraine) on April 29–30.

Their team, called Space Team, created a prototype of a local fire detection system.

The system uses information obtained from NASA satellites and includes sensors that could provide real-time data on temperature, humidity as well as the level of smoke in a local area. Data is sent to the hub, which in turn redirects it to the server for later display on the site to the client.

“The site will be accessible to all people. All information from the detectors will be available on the website, as well as weather data from external sources,” said Nil Luchko.

The programmers also developed an application for Android. Students hope that this project will be applied in practice.

Now Kharkiv researchers got a chance to participate in the competition’s international stage and the opportunity to see one of the rocket launches at Cape Canaveral (Florida, USA).

Text: Anastasia Mitrofanova

Sources and photos: 2017.spaceappschallenge.org, atmwood.com.ua