Date of Award
Master of Science
This Thesis presents a mathematical model developed for the computational simulation ofCubeSat movement using four thrusters that permit uniaxial translation and rotation. Arbitrary functions are fit to boundary conditions to simulate the force, acceleration, velocity, and displacement of the CubeSat along a plane. The model is used to derive a motion control algorithm assuming constant pressure and mass. A single model describes both translation and rotation. This Thesis also explores the relationship between propellant consumption and the time required to complete a displacement implied by the model.
Received from ProQuest
Lozoya, Christian, "Planar Motion Control of a Cube Satellite Using Cold Gas Thrusters" (2020). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 3173.