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Design, integration and testing of a small floating spacecraft simulator

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Design, integration and testing of a small floating spacecraft simulator.

Rel. Marcello Romano. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Aerospaziale, 2023

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Spacecraft Simulators allow to emulate the dynamics and/or kinematics of satellites on the ground, and play a key role in ground testing. In particular, 3-degree-of-freedom (3-DOF) Spacecraft Kino-Dynamics Simulators with planar air bearings are used for research and testing in dynamic modeling and guidance, navigation and control (GN&C), performance and steering laws of actuators, and contact mechanics. This master's thesis has two main goals. The first is to realize a "miniature" orbital robotics test-bed, in which a newly designed floating spacecraft simulators (FSS) can be tested; the second is to design and test a GNC algorithm, which allows the vehicle to perform basic attitude and position maneuvers.

Relators: Marcello Romano
Academic year: 2022/23
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 100
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Aerospaziale
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-20 - AEROSPATIAL AND ASTRONAUTIC ENGINEERING
Ente in cotutela: Naval Postgraduate School (STATI UNITI D'AMERICA)
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/27920
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