Accession Number : ADA255315


Title :   Computer Based Satellite Design


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Lashbrook, David D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255315.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 235


Abstract : A computer program to design geosynchronous spacecraft has been developed. The program consists of four separate but interrelated executable computer programs. The programs are compiled to run on a dos based personnel computer. The source code is written in DoD mandated Ada programming language. The thesis presents the design technique and design equations used in the program. Detailed analysis is performed in the following areas for both dual spin and three axis stabilized spacecraft configurations: (1) Mass Propellent Budget and Mass Summary (2) Battery Cell and Solar Cell Requirements for a Payload Power Requirement (3) Passive Thermal Control Requirements Thesis includes a user's manual Appendix A, and the source code for the computer programs as Appendix B.


Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN , *AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , CONTROL , COMPUTERS , MASS , PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , SOLAR CELLS , LANGUAGE , ADA PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE , EQUATIONS , BUDGETS , POWER , PERSONNEL , CONFIGURATIONS , THESES , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , CELLS , REQUIREMENTS , PAYLOAD , SPACECRAFT


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE