Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Andrew S. Keys, PhD
This research endeavors to evaluate and characterize the performance of CubeSat specific commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Attitude Determination and Control Systems (ADACS) for Mission suitability. To ensure COTS components are capable of meeting CubeSat mission requirements, deliberate performance testing of critical CubeSat subsystems in flight-like conditions is essential. This effort focuses on testing the MAI-401 ADACS subsystem as configured to support the Grissom-1 CubeSat mission, as mounted to an air bearing, residing within a 3-axis Helmholtz Cage, and subjected to a simulated magnetic environment of various orbital parameters.
DTIC Accession Number
Bednarski, Steven T., "CubeSat Attitude Determination and Control System (ADACS) Characterization and Testing for Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO)" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 4970.