Components, subsystems, or innovative approaches that will enable small satellites to significantly advance performance.

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2012
Thursday, August 16th
8:00 AM

Comparison of Control Moment Gyros and Reaction Wheels for Small Earth-Observing Satellites

Ronny Votel, Skybox Imaging, Inc.
Doug Sinclair, Sinclair Interplanetary

8:00 AM

8:15 AM

Advanced MEMS Components in Closed-loop Micro Propulsion Applications

Pelle Rangsten, NanoSpace AB
Johan Bejhed, NanoSpace AB
Håkan Johansson, NanoSpace AB
Maria Bendixen, NanoSpace AB
Kerstin Jonsson, NanoSpace AB
Tor-Arne Grönland, NanoSpace AB

8:15 AM

8:30 AM

Counting Down to the Launch of POPACS (Polar Orbiting Passive Atmospheric Calibration Spheres)

Walter Holemans, Planetary Systems Corporation
R. Gilbert Moore, Project POPACS
Jin Kang, U.S. Naval Academy

8:30 AM

8:45 AM

Cadet: A High Data Rate Software Defined Radio for SmallSat Applications

Edward Kneller, L-3 Communications Systems – West
Kevin Hyer, L-3 Communications Systems – West
Todd McIntyre, L-3 Communications Systems – West
David Jones, L-3 Communications Systems – West
Charles Swenson, Utah State University

8:45 AM

9:00 AM

Investigating the Use of Miniaturized Electrodynamic Tethers to Enhance the Capabilities of Femtosatellites and other Ultra-small Satellites

Iverson Bell, The University of Michigan
Brian Gilchrist, The University of Michigan
Sven Bilén, The Pennsylvania State University
Jesse McTernan, The Pennsylvania State University

9:00 AM

9:15 AM

The Things You Can’t Ignore: Evolving a Sub-Arcsecond Star Tracker

John Enright, Ryerson University
Doug Sinclair, Sinclair Interplanetary
Tom Dzamba, Ryerson University

9:15 AM

9:30 AM

Evaluation of Power Control System for Micro and Nano Satellites by Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulator

Yuji Sakamoto, Tohoku University
Toshinori Kuwahara, Tohoku University
Yoshihiro Tomioka, Tohoku University
Kazufumi Fukuda, Tohoku University
Kazuya Yoshida, Tohoku University

9:30 AM