Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
David R. Jacques, PhD
Currently, there are only limited ways to increase mission success of CubeSats in terms of component and mission compatibility. The Payload Analysis Tool (PAT), developed by Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) students, combines the power of multiple tools to analyze payload compatibility on a single CubeSat bus. The PAT simulates a CubeSat mission with a variety of payloads to better understand how the payloads interact with the bus in terms of power, data rate, and memory, but it lacks a propulsion system. This thesis research advances the PAT by including a propulsion system which allows for increased mission time and unearths the issues CubeSats face after being in space for an extended period.
DTIC Accession Number
Johnson, Madeline H., "A Model-Based Approach to CubeSat Propulsion and Payload Analysis" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5494.