Faculty Advisor

Gatsonis, Nikolaos A.

Abstract

The Midcourse Flyaway Sensor Package (M-FASP) developed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory will be deployed from a rocket to track objects using infrared (IR) and visual sensors. This project presents thermal, structural analysis and design of the IR sensor assembly. Numerical analysis shows that use of a phase-change material encapsulated within an aluminum honeycomb absorbs the heat produced by the IR sensor cooling system. Numerical analysis shows that isolation of the camera assembly reduces the natural frequency and eliminates unwanted vibration.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Aerospace Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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