Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

R-134a refrigerant

Abstract

"The Missouri Science and Technology Satellite (M-SAT) design team on the campus of the Missouri University of Science and Technology has developed a pair of satellites to perform an autonomous formation flight mission. To enable the mission, a unique cold gas propulsion system was developed which utilizes the refrigerant R-134a as propellant. This thesis details the design process and considerations which led to the propulsion system as integrated into the satellite for the Flight Competition Review of the NS4 competition. The design process described flowed from the mission requirements and program restrictions down through component-level requirements and resulted in a system capable of performing the assigned duties. The hazard analysis conducted for this thesis also expanded on previous analyses to address key issues and AFRL concerns"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Pernicka, Hank

Committee Member(s)

Riggins, David W.
Isaac, Kakkattukuzhy M.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2009

Pagination

xiii, 204 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 63).

Rights

© 2009 Joseph R. Siebert, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Refrigerants
Rockets (Aeronautics) -- Fuel
Space vehicles -- Propulsion systems -- Design and construction

Thesis Number

T 9495

Print OCLC #

436148027

Electronic OCLC #

318462032

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