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Magnet Coil Test Facility for Researching Magnetic Activity of Pico/Nano/Micro Satellites (PNMSats)

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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As capture in the proposal, the intent of this project was to develop a small-scale magnet coil test facility MCTF at Tuskegee University to facilitate the understanding of magnetic activity and experimental mapping of the magnetic field of piconanomicro-satellites PNMSats. The MCTF was envisioned with the purpose to refine attitude determination, attitude control and communication capability of PNMSats and translate to increasing the technology readiness level TRL of these subsystems, thereby broadening the scope of PNMSats as utility spacecraft. The specific objectives of setting up the MCTF were i Research mapping of the magnetic field of PNMSats ii Research methods of designing magnetically clean PNMSats and iii Designanalyze the utility and limitation of magnetic booms for PNMSats.

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  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

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[A, Approved For Public Release]