Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Maneuver Selection; Thrust Determination; Thrust Quantification

Abstract

"The Advanced Propulsion Experiment mission in development by the Missouri University of Science and Technology's satellite research team (M-SAT) is a technology demonstration mission of a multi-mode propulsion system. The true test of any satellite propulsion system is the on-orbit performance. The purpose of this research is to develop methods for quantifying the on-orbit performance of the multi-mode propulsion system. This performance can be determined by observing the small variations in the orbital element parameters and using a differential corrector with the Gauss Variation of Parameter equations. Furthermore, this research could be used to determine and quantify a propulsion system's performance on-orbit without a priori knowledge of the capabilities of the system. This is potentially useful in passively acquiring knowledge of non-cooperative spacecraft"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Pernicka, Hank

Committee Member(s)

DeMars, Kyle J.
Hosder, Serhat

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2018

Pagination

xi, 65 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references (page 64).

Rights

© 2018 Bradyn William Morton, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Thesis Number

T 11389

Electronic OCLC #

1051222600

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