Faculty Advisor

Labonté, Robert C.

Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to design, prototype, and test a stabilization system and deployable boom for a small satellite. The stabilization system overcomes orbital disturbances, and allows for successful data transmission. The chosen stabilization system consists of five permanent magnets. The boom extends three magnetometers that measure the Earth's magnetic field. The selected boom consists of three 2.5 m steel tape measure blades attached to a deployment device mounted within the satellite.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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