• A reusable command and data handling system for university CubeSat missions 

    Johl, Shaina Ashley Mattu (2014-01-15)
    A Command and Data Handling (C&DH) system is being developed as part of a series of CubeSat missions being built at The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Spacecraft Laboratory (TSL). With concurrent development of four ...
  • A software tool suite for small satellite risk management 

    Gamble, Katharine Brumbaugh (2015-06-25)
    Risk management plans improve the likelihood of mission success by identifying potential failures early and planning mitigation methods to circumvent any issues. However, in the aerospace industry to date, risk management ...
  • An attitude determination and control system for small satellites 

    Tam, Margaret Hoi Ting; 0000-0002-7636-3233 (2015-05-15)
    A flexible, robust attitude determination and control (ADC) system is presented for small satellite platforms. Using commercial-off-the-shelf sensors, reaction wheels, and magnetorquers which fit within the 3U CubeSat form ...
  • CubeSat autonomous rendezvous and docking software 

    Fear, Andrew John (2014-12-17)
    An autonomous mission manager is being developed for use on CubeSats to perform proximity operations with other vehicles. The mission manager software is designed to run in real-time on a microprocessor used on a CubeSat. ...
  • Design and development of a modular and reusable CubeSat bus 

    Imken, Travis (2013-06-06)
    In the past decade, CubeSats have started a new chapter in space exploration and research. CubeSats present university students with a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in designing and flying satellites. ...
  • Design of a CubeSat guidance, navigation, and control module 

    Kjellberg, Henri Christian (2011-09-20)
    A guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C) module is being designed and fabricated as part of a series of CubeSats being built by the Satellite Design Laboratory at the University of Texas. A spacecraft attitude control ...
  • Magnetic control for spinning 3-unit science CubeSat 

    McDonald, Karl Joseph (2015-01-15)
    A control system is designed and validated for a 3-unit CubeSat science mission. Utilizing three magnetorquers and one reaction wheel the system achieves a 6 rotation per minute spin rate and orbit normal pointing vector ...
  • Magnetic control for spinning 3-unit science CubeSat 

    McDonald, Karl Joseph (2015-01-15)
    A control system is designed and validated for a 3-unit CubeSat science mission. Utilizing three magnetorquers and one reaction wheel the system achieves a 6 rotation per minute spin rate and orbit normal pointing vector ...
  • The metrics of spacecraft design reusability and cost analysis as applied to CubeSats 

    Brumbaugh, Katharine Mary (2012-06-07)
    The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) Satellite Design Lab (SDL) is currently designing two 3U CubeSat spacecraft – Bevo-2 and ARMADILLO – which serve as the foundation for the design reusability and cost analysis ...
  • Single station Doppler tracking for satellite orbit prediction and propagation 

    Dykstra, Matthew C. (2015-06-22)
    Presently, there are two main methods of launching a cube satellite into Earth orbit. The first method is to purchase a secondary payload slot on a major launch vehicle. For the second method, the satellite must first be ...
  • A star tracker design for CubeSats 

    McBryde, Christopher Ryan (2012-06-12)
    This research outlines a low-cost, low-power, arc-minute accurate star tracker that is designed for use on a CubeSat. The device is being developed at the University of Texas at Austin for use on two different 3-unit CubeSat ...