Accession Number : ADA257633


Title :   Structural Design, Analysis, and Modal Testing of the Petite Amateur Navy Satellite (PANSAT)


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Sakoda, Daniel J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257633.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 89


Abstract : The Naval Postgraduate School's (NPS) Space Systems Academic Group is developing the Petite Amateur Navy Satellite (PANSAT), a small satellite for digital store-and-forward communication in the amateur frequency band. PANSAT is intended to be a payload of opportunity amendable to a number of launch vehicles. The Shuttle Small Self-Contained Payload (SSCP) program was chosen as a design baseline because of its high margins of safety as a manned system. The PANSAT structure design is presented for the launch requirements of a Shuttle SSCP. A finite element model was developed and studied for the design loads of a SSCP. The results showed the structure to be very robust and likely to accommodate the requirements of other launch vehicles. The finite element analysis was verified by model testing, correlating the fundamental mode of the finite element model with that of an engineering test structure.


Descriptors :   *STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS , *COMMUNICATION SATELLITES , *LAUNCH VEHICLES , *MANNED SPACECRAFT , TEST AND EVALUATION , FREQUENCY , REQUIREMENTS , PAYLOAD , FREQUENCY BANDS , SPACE SHUTTLES , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , SPACE LAUNCHED , MILITARY SATELLITES , DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS , SAFETY , SELF CONTAINED , SPACE SYSTEMS , MODELS , NAVY , FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft
      Manned Spacecraft


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