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Khamis, Karim (author)
Miniaturization of spacecraft has been gaining wide interest in the space industry, given its potential for reducing space missions' costs and providing a novel approach to enhancing and facilitating spaceflight. Recently, a lot of research has been successfully put into this field along with the advancements that make it more feasible, though a...
master thesis 2019
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Van Paridon, Darian (author)
In the new space paradigm, CubeSats have become the go-to platform for researchers and industry devel- opers across the world for gaining access to space. As CubeSat technologies are maturing, many developers are planning intricate and utilitarian missions for CubeSats. Many of these concepts involve formation fly- ing or swarm dynamics, debris...
master thesis 2019
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Ganani, Chaggai (author)
Micropropulsion is universally considered to be a key technology enabling nano- and pico- satellites to perform more complex missions. However, past research has shown that nozzle efficiencies at the microscale are far inferior to their macro scale counterparts. These low efficiencies can be attributed to the relatively high viscous losses...
master thesis 2019
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Gianolio, Alessandro (author)
The feasibility of improving the Earth collision uncertainty knowledge of a potentially Earth impacting asteroid by means of a multi-flyby mission has been researched in this thesis. The feasibility is assessed both from an astrodynamics point of view and from a systems engineering point of view. The astrodynamics part provides knowledge...
master thesis 2018
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Lubieniecki, Marek (author)
This thesis presents the results of a design optimisation of an inducer for a rocket engine turbopump. Its main goal was to optimise a shape of the inducer blades to enlarge an operating range of the entire pump that is limited by cavitation. The blade was parameterised with four parameters: sweep angle, sweep radius, incidence angle and blade...
master thesis 2018
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Das, Krishti (author)
master thesis 2018
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Turmaine, Leon (author)
master thesis 2018
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van 't Klooster, Thomas (author)
There is a trend in the miniaturisation of satellites. They not only become smaller, but lighter and more powerful as well. A large growth in the nano-satellite sector is present in the form of CubeSats. These milk carton size satellites use commercial of the shelf components in order to keep the costs low and to allow for technology...
master thesis 2018
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Huijsman, Ralph (author)
master thesis 2018
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Ehlen, Johannes (author)
Unlike a liquid rocket-engine, it is not possible to actively throttle the overall combustion of a solid rocket-motor. It is however possible to alter the thrust of an individual thruster by varying its throat area. The throat area can be altered by inserting a pintle of a conical or other shape into the nozzle throat. A setup which consist of...
master thesis 2018
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Maldonado Aylwin, Pablo Esteban (author)
This report describes the work performed on the experimental setup and initial characterization of the Alternative Low Power Hybrid Ion Engine (ALPHIE) plume performed at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) Plasma Laboratory. First, a general background of plasma thrusters is presented, followed by a review of relevant plasma parameters...
master thesis 2017
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Bolder, Robin (author)
Two-phase thermal control systems are used for payloads that require temperature stability under high and fluctuating heat output. However, the complex interaction between the two phases in a flow makes it hard to predict the performance of such a system. The goal was to develop a numerical model able to predict the transient behaviour of such a...
master thesis 2017
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Granero Moneva, Nacho (author)
Airbus Friedrichshafen is working on the development of a milliNewton HEMPT (High Efficiency
Multistage Plasma Thruster): an electrostatic thruster concept suitable for small satellite
propulsion. An engineering model, the mN-μHEMPT, has been built and tested in vacuum,
generating thrust levels in the range of 1 to 5 mN. Although the...
master thesis 2017
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Silvestrini, Stefano (author)
The growing needs of nano- and pico-satellite missions require several enhancements in micro-propulsion capabilities to enable the satellites to perform an increasing variety of orbital maneuvers. Among them, the possibility to accurately control the thrust would open up new scenarios for nano- and pico-satellites applicability to include, for...
master thesis 2017
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