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van der Gaag, J.T. (author)
: Identifying faults early on in the design phase drastically reduces the cost of fixing them and can even prevent the loss of a spacecraft. The Correctness, Modeling and Performance of Aerospace Systems (COMPASS) project created a toolset to approach the design of systems with a model-based angle, specifically critical on-board systems for the...
master thesis 2017
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Wijnen, M. (author)
This thesis is concerned with characterising the plume expansion in the magnetic nozzle of a helicon thruster. The investigation took place in the context of the new electric propulsion laboratory of the Space Propulsion & Plasmas Group (EP2) of University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) and the testcampaign of the helicon plasma thruster HPT05...
master thesis 2017
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Van Putten, B.T. (author)
Applications for space telescopes require ever higher resolutions. This is driving space telescopes to keep getting bigger as they need a large primary mirror to achieve these resolutions. Such large instruments are also heavy and cost a lot of money to launch. Current launchers offer a limited amount of space making it impossible to launch a...
master thesis 2017
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Djordjevski, D. (author)
The success of CubeSat, after 2005, resulted in bright future expectations of Spacecraft with a mass below one kilogram. Although these spacecraft are usually known as Pico and FemtoSat, their ambiguous nature and inconsistent use in literature resulted in the use of an alternative, namely Sub One Kilogram Spacecraft, or simply said SOKS....
master thesis 2017
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Visser, G.H. (author)
Many satellites need to know their attitude. A star tracking system is able to provide this information accurately. The objective of this thesis project is to develop a precise, robust and fast algorithm chain for a star tracker that performs better than the currently used algorithms on that star tracker. The performance of this algorithm chain...
master thesis 2017
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Van Kuijk, S. (author)
In this master thesis the reader will find the application of a hybrid forensic investigation on a CubeSat project. This CubeSat, known as Delfi-n3Xt, was developed by the Delft University of Technology and it was launched in November 2013. The satellite was successfully operated for three months but contact was lost after execution of an...
master thesis 2016
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Stohr, P.E.P. (author)
In this project the performance characteristics and design factors of resistojet thrusters are evaluated. The goal of the research is to provide a validated modelling method to estimate the performance of resistojet heating chambers is provided. For the validation an engineering model is constructed based on Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS)...
master thesis 2016
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Verdonck, J.A.G. (author)
A miniaturisation trend in the satellite technology is clearly observable. The new generation of small satellites experiences very large thermal fluctuations, due to their high performance payload and low mass. Contemporary thermal control systems, applicable to small satellites, are mostly characterised by having either an insulative or a...
master thesis 2016
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Biersteker, S. (author)
Military operations have over the last years become more dependent on communication, navigation and intelligence through satellites. In order to expand space activities in the future and to make more informed decisions on space projects, it was decided that the Royal Netherlands Air Force will perform a pathfinder mission. This thesis...
master thesis 2016
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Pollier, C.M. (author)
The Center for Quantum Technologies (CQT), which belongs to the National University of Singapore (NUS) is developing a nanosatellite to host their miniaturized Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) payload called SPEQS. QKD makes it possible to generate encryption keys through the use of strongly correlated photons. This would allow two parties to...
master thesis 2016
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Tofigh, E. (author)
The Delfi program is a development line of small satellites comprising the successful Delfi-C3 and Delfi-n3Xt CubeSat missions. As part of an effort to involve radio amateurs from all over the world, a telemetry client is designed which allows radio amateurs to demodulate, decode and display telemetry data. This software was designed for an RF...
master thesis 2016
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Romanelli, G. (author)
Verifying the working principle of a magnetic flux compression reaction chamber might be crucial for the development of pulsed fusion propulsion: a system that has been projected to possibly revolutionise manned space exploration. For that purpose, an exhaustive computational MHD analysis is a necessary step. This master thesis investigated the...
master thesis 2016
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Ragupathy, A.P. (author)
Accurate thermal characterisation of composite structures can help structural designers in predicting thermal paths in a spacecraft structure and assessing the effect of modifying materials on the structure’s overall thermal performance. Existing spacecraft thermal analysis software lack the ability to model anisotropic thermal properties of...
master thesis 2016
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Powell, S.J. (author)
In this MSc thesis, a 4N Bi-Propellant rocket motor was designed using numerical analysis tools. Four motors were built and tested. The results are presented and discussed at length. Combustion instabilities hindered early development. The final design iteration achieved a C* efficiency of greater than 90% in a form factor small enough to fit in...
master thesis 2015
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Deep, A. (author)
master thesis 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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Motsyk, O.O. (author)
Hypresearch is a project that has been under development with the collaboration of ATG Europe, TU Delft, TNO for the past 7+ years. The eventual goal of the project is to fly a hypersonic research vehicle at Mach 6 (2 km/s) at an altitude of 42km for a continuous time interval of 360 seconds. Before this goal can be attained, however, several...
master thesis 2015
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Arts, M.L.J. (author)
In this thesis, a dual-beam design concept for the LOUPE (Lunar Observatory for Unresolved Polarimetry of Earth) spectropolarimeter is presented based on the work by Karalidi [2012] and Hoeijmakers [2013]. The mission statement of LOUPE is: LOUPE shall do spectropolarimetry of the Earth from the Moon in order to obtain reference data for...
master thesis 2015
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Granero, I. (author)
The purpose of this Thesis is to develop the design process of the pressurised propellant tank for a water resistojet, applicable to nanosatellite missions. The motivation of this system is its use on the CubeSat mission DelFFi, from the Technical University of Delft. The need for a small-sized pressure vessel is covered by the Detail Design...
bachelor thesis 2015
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Miranda, F. (author)
Access to space is now more important than ever. For the last few years, smaller and smaller satellites are acquiring the capacity to do what was previously only possible with large platforms. Currently, most small countries can build a small satellite, but most cannot afford to launch one by themselves. Air launching rocket vehicles has been...
master thesis 2015
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