Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Attitude control of a satellite is required for the pointing of communications antennas and other instruments. For this reason, a control algorithm capable of precision pointing is important. Because the process of sending a satellite into space is time consuming and costly, ground-based methods of testing are paramount. A simulator is a low-cost, groundbased system made to mimic the conditions of a weightless satellite in space. The simulator used in this project controls attitude through applying torque to reaction wheels. The objective of this project is to derive and test a control algorithm for the attitude control of a satellite simulator.
Long, Fredric William, "Design and Testing of a Nanosatellite Simulator Reaction Wheel Attitude Control System" (2014). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 448.
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