Accession Number:

ADA303406

Title:

Design and Analysis of EPS Housing and Circuit Boards for PANSAT.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

PANSAT, the Petite Amateur Navy Satellite, is a small spacecraft being built at the Naval Postgraduate School. The electrical power subsystem EPS contains two circuit boards which act as an interface between the EPS and other subsystems, receiving and distributing electrical power. This thesis covers the design and analysis of the housing for the two circuit boards and the circuit boards themselves. The structures were analyzed for strength and frequency response using classical methods and computer based finite element models FEM. With the addition of a stiffener to decrease the deflection of the circuit boards during vibration all structures appear to meet launch load specifications in the Space Shuttle. The thesis concludes with a discussion of Electromagnetic Interference EMI issues and how to deal with them. AN

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE