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De Athayde Costa E Silva, M. (author), Silvestrini, S. (author), Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
This brief presents a comprehensive approach for the modeling of micropropulsion systems based on the vaporization of a liquid. The model combines the analytical and empirical relations derived from extensive experimental analysis and fundamental physical laws. This allows modeling of key parameters, such as mass flow rate, for the entire...
journal article 2018
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De Athayde Costa E Silva, M. (author), Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
CubeSats have been extensively used in the past decade as scientific tools, technology demonstrators and for education. Recently, PocketQubes have emerged as an interesting and even smaller alternative to CubeSats. However, both satellite types often lack some key capabilities, such as micropropulsion, in order to further extend the range of...
review 2018
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De Athayde Costa E Silva, M. (author), Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
Vaporizing Liquid Microthrusters (VLM) have recently received attention as promising propulsion technology for highly miniaturized spacecraft due to its high thrust levels and low power consumption. This paper presents the results of numerical optimization of the parameters for the design of the heating chamber of VLMs that use water as the...
conference paper 2018
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Bouwmeester, J. (author), van der Linden, S. P. (author), Povalac, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
Developers experience issues with the compatibility, connector size and robustness of electrical interface standards for CubeSats and PocketQubes. There is a need for a lean and robust electrical interface standard for these classes of satellites. The proposed interface standard comprises a linear data bus which is used for housekeeping data,...
journal article 2018
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Chaves Jimenez, A. (author), Guo, J. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
In this work the extent to which orbit and attitude sensors may cross-support each other in a joint processing to reduce estimation errors of the relative orbital and attitude dynamics is investigated. In order to do this, an engineering dynamic model taking into account the coupling effects between orbit and attitude dynamics is exploited...
journal article 2018
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Fónod, R. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
The problem of pure magnetic detumbling of a fast-tumbling picosatellite is considered. A new weighted B-dot control algorithm is proposed. The algorithm enables power reduction while not sacrificing detumbling performance. Analytical expressions relating the maximal expected rotational rate to the minimum sampling time required are presented....
conference paper 2018
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Shan, M. (author), Guo, J. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
journal article 2018
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Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. (author), De Athayde Costa E Silva, M. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
There is a clear trend towards the developments of micro-propulsion system to enhance the capabilities of nano- and pico-satellites. A promising propulsion option to meet the strict requirements of these small satellites is the Low-Pressure Micro-Resistojet (LPM) which works under rarefied gas dynamic regime. To simplify the engineering...
journal article 2018
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Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. (author), De Athayde Costa E Silva, M. (author), van Zeijl, H.W. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
Three low pressure micro-resistojets (LPM) with integrated heater and temperature measurement were designed, manufactured and characterized at Delft university of technology. The devices were manufactured using silicon-based micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) technology including a heater made of molybdenum for better operations at high...
journal article 2017
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Speretta, S. (author), Sundaramoorthy, P.P. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
This paper aims at analysing the current capabilities of the NORAD Space Surveillance network, in particular focusing on very small objects in LEO. Spacecraft miniaturization has been pushing the limits and capabilities of small satellites so much that spacecraft as small as 5x5x5 cm have already been launched and even smaller ones are currently...
conference paper 2017
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Uludag, M.S. (author), Speretta, S. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author), Bouwmeester, J. (author), Pérez Soriano, T. (author)
Due to strict constraint regarding the volume of a PocketQube (50x50x50 mm) it is crucial to reduce the space that is consumed by the satellite bus subsystems. This paper focuses on a new architecture for the electrical subsystem in order to reduce its volume and increase the usage of empty surfaces inside the satellite. This increment in volume...
conference paper 2017
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Bouwmeester, J. (author), Langer, M (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
This paper provides results and conclusions on a survey on the implementation and reliability aspects of CubeSat bus interfaces, with an emphasis on the data bus and power distribution. It provides recommendations for a future CubeSat bus standard. The survey is based on a literature study and a questionnaire representing 60 launched CubeSats...
journal article 2016
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Speretta, S. (author), Pérez Soriano, T. (author), Bouwmeester, J. (author), Carvajal Godínez, J. (author), Menicucci, A. (author), Watts, T.G. (author), Sundaramoorthy, P.P. (author), Guo, J. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
<b>In the last two decades, CubeSats have changed the perception of satellite missions aided by standardization and usage of commercial-off-the-shelf components. CubeSats have also proven the feasibility of low cost and short development time space missions. The PocketQube with a form factor of 5x5x5 cm has been...
conference paper 2016
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Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)
Heat transfer and fluid flow through different microchannel geometries in the transitional regime (rarefied flow) are analysed by means of Direct Simulation Monte Carlo simulations. Four types of three-dimensional microchannels, intended to be used as expansion slots in micro-resistojet concepts, are investigated using Nitrogen as working fluid....
journal article 2016
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Jouannic, B. (author), Noomen, R. (author), Van den IJssel, J.A.A. (author)
Since December 1990, a number of spacecraft have performed a flyby around Earth in which an unexpected change in velocity has been observed, which has not been explained so far: the so-called flyby anomaly. The effect on the excess velocity has been expressed in an empirical relation by Anderson, which was based on data on 6 such flybys. However...
conference paper 2015
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Pirovano, L. (author), Seefeldt, P. (author), Dachwald, B. (author), Noomen, R. (author)
Gossamer-1 is the first project of the three-step Gossamer roadmap, the purpose of which is to develop, prove and demonstrate that solar-sail technology is a safe and reliable propulsion technique for long-lasting and high-energy missions. This paper firstly presents the structural analysis performed on the sail to understand its elastic...
conference paper 2015
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Corpaccioli, L. (author), Noomen, R. (author), De Smet, S. (author), Parker, J.S. (author), Herman, J.F.C. (author)
Satellite solar observatories have always been of central importance to heliophysics; while there have been numerous such missions, the solar poles have been extremely under-observed. This paper proposes to use low-thrust as well as multiple gravity assists to reach the enormous energies required obtain high heliocentric inclinations. Two novel...
conference paper 2015
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Dirkx, D. (author)
Measurements of the motion of natural (and artificial) bodies in the solar system provide key input on their interior structre and properties. Currently, the most accurate measurements of solar system dynamics are performed using radiometric tracking systems on planetary missions, providing range measurement with an accuracy in the order of 1 m....
doctoral thesis 2015
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Xu, Z. (author), Schrama, E.J.O. (author), Van der Wal, W. (author), Van den Broeke, M. (author), Enderlin, E.M. (author)
In this study, we use satellite gravimetry data from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) to estimate regional mass changes of the Greenland ice sheet (GrIS) and neighbouring glaciated regions using a least-squares inversion approach. We also consider results from the input-output method (IOM) that quantifies the difference...
journal article 2015
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Chu, J. (author)
Fractionated spacecraft deploy satellites' functionalities, such as computation, communication, data storage, payload operations and even power generation, onboard several modules that share those functionalities through a wireless network. With the advent of such an innovative space architecture, non-traditional attributes such as flexibility,...
doctoral thesis 2015
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