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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18271

Title: Assembly, Integration and Thermal Testing of the Generic Nanosatellite Bus
Authors: de Carufel, Guy
Advisor: Zee, Robert E.
Department: Aerospace Science and Engineering
Keywords: Nanosatellite
Assembly
Integration
Thermal testing
Generic Bus
Space Flight Lab
Issue Date: 13-Jan-2010
Abstract: This thesis describes the assembly and integration procedures, methods and strategies used for the Generic Nanosatellite Bus (GNB) developed at the Space Flight Laboratory. The design of the interconnection medium routing will be presented and aspects of thermal testing such as thermal shock procedures and the satellite support structure design for the thermal vacuum testing. The compliance of the assembly, integration and testing requirements is demonstrated through validation and implementation. Step by step procedures are presented for GNB assembly, solar cell bonding and thermal tape application. The evolution of the integration design is described based on optimizing efforts and GNB design changes. Flexible circuits are presented as an alternative to the conventional harness for future missions. Finally, general assembly, integration and thermal testing recommendations are offered to add to the wealth of knowledge acquired by SFL in the proper design of nanosatellites.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18271
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