Faculty Advisor

Michalson, William R.

Abstract

This report describes the implementation of a GPS-based Orbit and Attitude Determination Navigation System that was designed specifically for the WPI PANSAT. Previously flown nanosatellites have used GPS antenna baselines in excess of 0.5 meters. The design described herein assumes a sub 0.5 meter antenna baseline using three coplanar non-linear GPS antennas. The desired accuracies are achieved using Kalman Filtering and quaternion based least-squares filtering. The design of a separate magnetometer based attitude testing device is also described.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Computer Science

Major

Electrical and Computer 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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