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van den Berg, Ruben (author)
The electric-pump cycle is a rocket engine configuration that uses an electric motor to power the pumps instead of a turbine. This offers several expected advantages such as simpler design, lower development costs, and easier restartability, but comes with reduced performance compared to conventional cycles. Previous research has primarily...
master thesis 2023
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Shanbhag, Abhimanyu (author)
A miniaturized instrument was developed to enable in-situ measurements of the radiation environment at the Moon. The instrument is designated to function as the science payload for the first mission of the Lunar Zebro nano-rover. Characterization and testing of the Floating Gate Dosimeter (FGDOS) was advanced with an emphasis on its utilization...
master thesis 2022
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Gilleran, Eoghan (author)
The current state of in-orbit refuelling involves launching propellant from the Earth’s surface in a single use refuelling craft, often to transfer hydrazine to the customer. This method is a logical first step however this architecture is not reusable, and it centres around a toxic and carcinogenic propellant. An architecture is proposed where...
master thesis 2022
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Nagy, Viktor (author)
The need for Earth observation telescopes with high spatial and temporal resolution is constantly increasing, however, current state-of-the-art telescopes are costly. The Deployable Space Telescope project at TU Delft aims to provide a solution with an Earth observation telescope that has the same optical performance as today's best ones, but at...
master thesis 2021
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van Dommelen, Pim (author)
Some propellants currently used in space propulsion have the disadvantage of being dangerous to humans and the environment. A wellknown example of this are hydrazine and its derivatives which are toxic, corrosive, and carcinogenic. These disadvantages have led to a search for less hazardous storable liquid propellants, often referred to as green...
master thesis 2021
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Borsboom, Tommy (author)
An important topic in the field of rocket propulsion is the development of a new green advanced hypergolic rocket propulsion system. The current hypergolic propellants have one large drawback, namely the toxic properties. The injector has a crucial role in the performance of a liquid engine. Therefore, the next step in the development of this...
master thesis 2021
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Ravnan, Sigurd (author)
The supersonic split line (SSSL) nozzle has been considered for years in the use of solid rocket motors. The SSSL nozzle is an attractive alternative to the more conventional submerged movable (SM) nozzle. The SSSL nozzle can save up to 43% on nozzle mass and 25% on the thrust vector control (TVC) system mass. The SSSL nozzle also has the...
master thesis 2021
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Akkerhuis, Ilja (author)
The need for higher spatio-temporal resolution Earth observation increases rapidly. To fill this need, the Deployable Space Telescope (DST) project aims to make a light-weight, low-volume deployable telescope. In doing so, the achievable ground resolution is high while the cost per telescope stays low. This allows for the DST to be used in...
master thesis 2020
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Koehler, Stijn (author)
The heat fluxes in (liquid) rocket engines can go up to high values and they need active cooling to prevent the chamber wall from failing. Transpiration cooling is identified as a way to achieve lower wall temperatures than commonly used regenerative cooling and regenerative cooling with additional film cooling (referred to as film cooling from...
master thesis 2020
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Salet, Bo (author)
As the new space movement develops, so comes the request for cheaper space solar panels with a shorter delivery time. This master thesis investigates the possibilities of using a Semi-flexible terrestrial solar panel in a low Earth orbit space environment. A Semi-flexible solar panel is a sandwich of polymer films with the solar cells in between...
master thesis 2019
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Govaert, Thomas (author)
The German Aerospace Centre (DLR) has in the past years been performing test runs with their experimental sub-scale combustion chambers to measure and investigate the effects of unstable combustion. Some of these investigations are focused on the heat flux to the chamber walls, changes in which can cause a significant shift in chamber wall...
master thesis 2019
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Hornung, Patrick (author)
This thesis studies single events (SE) in an SRAM from the identical satellites Sentinel 2A and 2B, in order to find links between SE, space weather, satellite operation and device properties from time and position of event occurrence. A study of theory on single event rate prediction and space radiation environments lies the foundation for the...
master thesis 2019
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Caenen, Roger (author)
This thesis shows the mass reduction of a mechanical bracket, without compromising on thermal, EMC and structural aspects. The focus was on analysing thermal aspects related to bracket design. Models were made to show the deflection and solder layer stresses due to CTE mismatches between the bracket and PCB. A thermal heat transfer model was...
master thesis 2018
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Vyas, Shubham (author)
Teleoperation allows the use of human intelligence and decision making in remote tasks which are too dangerous for humans to perform. Technologies such as force feedback and haptic guidance have shown to increase task efficiency during teleoperation. In an unmodeled environment, sensors provide input for haptic guidance or present extra...
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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Akkermans, Christ (author)
The influence of using different chemistry model and different chemical kinetics schemes on modeling combustion inside a rocket engine igniter are investigated. An igniter for a LOX/CH4 rocket engine is designed and a CFD model is developed which is used to model the designed igniter. Verification and validation methods are discussed.<br/><br/>...
master thesis 2017
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Machin Llanos, Jorge (author)
There are several benefits of using autonomous sensors in spacecraft. Avoidance of wired connections reduces cost, mass, and increases the flexibility and reliability of the system. The impact of wire reduction can be significant, especially for small satellites with many sensors, like temperature and sun sensors. Previous research has already...
master thesis 2017
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