Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to create a thermal model, to be used in the configuration of subsystem thermal properties, of the PANSAT, WPI's entry in the AFRL University Nanosat student design competition. A finite element model of the satellite structure and subsystems was created, and using Thermal Desktop, RadCAD and SINDA, the thermal behavior of the satellite was quantified for use in selection of material thermal properties and for future analysis.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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