Development of a Digital Engineering Testing Framework for CubeSat Applications

Javier Alberto Martell, University of Texas at El Paso


Digital Engineering (DE) is playing an important and expanded role in today’s industry. As engineering systems become more and more complex with each new iteration, the need for a more efficient and agile methodology for project management and development is needed. The SleeperSat-1 (SPST-1) is a Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA) type of small satellite being developed by the UTEP Aerospace Center. The SPST-1 will mostly use digital engineering tools for its lifecycle research and development. CubeSats require rigorous environmental testing not only to ensure the success of the mission, but also to ensure the safety of the crew, space vehicle and other CubeSats stowed in the same deployer. The workflow and implementation of DE tools to develop a high-fidelity Digital Twin (DT) to test and validate results for CubeSats environmental testing are presented, as well as the design of a modular CubeSat chassis.

Subject Area

Aerospace engineering|Industrial engineering

Recommended Citation

Martell, Javier Alberto, "Development of a Digital Engineering Testing Framework for CubeSat Applications" (2024). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI31297749.