Accession Number:

ADA255315

Title:

Computer Based Satellite Design

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

235.0

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 users manual Appendix A, and the source code for the computer programs as Appendix B.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE