Date of Award
Master of Science
Joel J. Quintana
With the aerospace industry expanding and moving forward with more ambitious missions, small satellites such as CubeSats have proven to be at the forefront of innovation for research satellites. This innovation have introduced complications which if gone unattended can lead to the loss of the satellite; one such complication coming in the form of propulsion heat transfer. This paper presents an investigation into the propagation of heat transfer within a 2.5 CubeSat module when a 1N thruster is fired inside it. This is done by leveraging the equation of heat transfer and comparing results to those simulated by ANSYS. Not being satisfied with simply analysis this work will also occupy itself with the mitigation of high temperatures reaching critical components of the satellite by different methods those either be insulation or changing the proposed design of the satellite.
Recieved from ProQuest
Madrid, Javier, "Heat Transfer OF A 1N THRUSTER IN A 2.5U CUBESAT MODULE" (2023). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 3921.