Faculty Advisor

Pryputniewicz, Ryszard J.

Abstract

The Steerable Antenna Mechanism (SAM) is a small mechanical device used to orient the communications antenna of a satellite in the direction of one or more ground stations while maintaining a specified look vector along one axis of the satellite. Working with MIT Lincoln Laboratory engineers, the team took the prototype SAM from an untested design through assembly and flight-level qualification testing, redesigning any components of the SAM necessary to achieve successful test results.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

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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