Accession Number : ADA304490

Title :   Evaluation of the Thermal Control System of the Petite Amateur Navy Satellite (PANSAT).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Davinic, Nicholas M.

PDF Url : ADA304490

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : A thermal management system is required on satellites to maintain spacecraft components within prescribed temperature limits. This thesis describes the development of an analytical thermal model for the PANSAT satellite. The analytical model is used to characterize the thermal environment and temperature fluctuations or board the PANSAT spacecraft while operational in the space environment. The model is developed anc interrogated in the Integrated Thermal Analysis System (ITAS) environment. In addition to documenting thc model, and the assumptions and methodology used in developing the model, the thesis will attempt to define ar appropriate test philosophy for subsequent environmental testing of the PANS AT spacecraft. The thesis text will serve as the primary documentation for the thermal model so that it can be fully utilized to support required environmental testing.

Descriptors :   *THERMAL ANALYSIS, *TEMPERATURE CONTROL, *SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS, *COMMUNICATION SATELLITES, TEST AND EVALUATION, THERMAL PROPERTIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, TEMPERATURE, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, SPACECRAFT, ENVIRONMENTS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, THESES, VARIATIONS, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, HEAT, NAVAL EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE