Masters Theses

Abstract

"The Missouri University of Science and Technology Satellite (M-SAT) design team has established a satellite program to develop a pair of satellites to perform an autonomous formation flight mission. The resulting configuration was assembled for the Air Force Research Lab University Nanosat Program. This document, written by the Program Manager and former member of the Propulsion subsystem, is a description of the management process used by the team to develop a satellite configuration. Included in the document is a discussion of team organization, techniques for managing a program, and lessons learned during the 2007 to 2008 timeframe. The managing techniques impact the development of subsystems. The propulsion system is discussed further as an example to highlight a successful subsystem in both management and design development. The propulsion system is required to perform orbital maneuvers and three-axis attitude control to complete the mission objective of autonomous formation flight. This thesis specifically documents the research and selection of hardware and the integration of the system into the primary satellite. Also, seal material selection and outgassing challenges are discussed"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Pernicka, Hank

Committee Member(s)

Rovey, Joshua L.
Riggins, David W.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s)

United States. Air Force. Office of Scientific Research
Air Force Research Laboratory (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio)
Boeing Company

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2010

Pagination

xi, 98 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-107).

Rights

© 2010 Shawn Wayne Miller, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Artificial satellites -- Propulsion systems
Project management
Refrigerants

Thesis Number

T 9744

Print OCLC #

723130846

Electronic OCLC #

686748012

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