In 2016, Hammam Najeib Elkheir and Hanadi Mohamed Mirghani have completed their graduation project thesis under the supervision of the Space Research Centre- University of Khartoum. The project was concerned with CubeSats and specifically about the CubeSats’ power system. The thesis was titled “Maximizing solar energy input for CubeSat using maximum power point tracker and sun tracking system”. The aim of the project was to come up with a design in the power system of UOKSat-3 that will contribute in enhancing the amount of incoming solar energy and the amount of the extracted electrical energy from the solar cells. The thesis document can be found on this link
The project was nominated as one of the top 3 projects in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Khartoum. From among other competing projects, the CubeSat power system project ranked second. In addition to that, this project was also nominated for the best bachelor project in the Faculty of Engineering competing with other remarkable projects from various engineering disciplines.
In January 2017, a paper from the CubeSat power system dissertation was published at the IEEE International Conference on Communication, Control, Computing, and Electronic Engineering (ICCCCEE 2017) which was held in Friendship hall - January, 2017. The paper proposed a modification that could be implemented in the power system unit of the CubeSat as the thesis discussed. The abstract can be found on this link.
In August, 2017 the project was nominated for Sudan’s prize of innovation in engineering and computer colleges. The project was in competition with the best graduation projects from all Sudan universities and has won the first place in the category of communication engineering. The ceremony was held in Friendship hall in 26th of August 2017.