Faculty Advisor

Blandino, John J.

Abstract

Analyzed at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD the specific propulsion concepts and how they affect the performance variance of thrusters on satellites in multi-spacecraft missions. In order to simulate thruster performance variance on the Hubble Recover Mission, I developed a program in MatLab which was able to input a file of change in velocity vectors of a control situation and output parameters such as mass of propellant consumed while varying thrust levels and specific impulse values.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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