Demetriou, Michael A.
This project continued the work on the development and testing of an Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem (ADCS) for a three-unit Cube Satellite mission led by WPI, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Space Research Centre in Poland. This project focused on hardware selection in three areas: sensors, actuators, and processors. The attitude maintenance and control scheme was validated using numerical code written in MATLAB®. A secondary goal of the project was to outline a design for a test-bed where the control policies could be verified experimentally. This project developed a complete test-bed stand, leaving the construction portion for future ADCS teams, as well as recommendations for the parts to be used in the experimental section.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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