Accession Number:

ADA551939

Title:

Mobile CubeSat Command and Control: Assembly and Lessons Learned

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

145.0

Abstract:

The Mobile CubeSat Command and Control MC3 system provides ground support for the Colony II program. The combination of commercial off-the-shelf hardware with government off-the-shelf control software make for a low cost ground station solution. The Naval Postgraduate School will partner with select educational facilities to provide a world-wide footprint for Colony II satellite operations. To assist these partner facilities, the author created a detailed assembly and setup guide targeted to an average college student, a typical user for the MC3 ground station. This thesis captures the assembly process and documents lessons learned to help future operators of MC3 ground stations in their educational endeavors. Also included is an analysis and discussion of the Global Educational Network for Satellite Operations network and its suitability for performing the Colony II ground segment mission and possibly supplementing the MC3 network.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Radio Communications
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE