Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.


MATLAB and Simulink were used to create a behavioral model of the Space Technology 5 (ST-5) satellites, which are scheduled for launch after 2003. The model focused on the health status of the satellite power system and data recorder, and on the satellite's ability to transmit at a given time. The model will serve as a testing and updating tool for the Goddard Space Flight Center. The project idea was generated from a similar project performed by the United States Air Force Academy in which requirements and behavioral models were created and implemented for the FalconSat small satellite program.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002


Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering