Accession Number:

ADA619535

Title:

NPS Solar Cell Array Tester Cubesat Flight Testing and Integration

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The Naval Postgraduate School Solar Cell Array Tester NPS-SCAT is the first CubeSat for the Naval Postgraduate School NPS. The NPS-SCAT mission was designed to measure solar cell performance degradation in low earth orbit. NPS-SCAT serves as a pathfinder for future NPS CubeSat missions. This thesis documents the pre-flight NPS-SCAT battery analysis, power budget, vibration analysis, beacon antenna integration evaluation, and conformal coat study. Some data from the flight is presented, which validates the pre-flight power budget analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE