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 Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18942

 Title: The Attitude Determination and Control System of the Generic Nanosatellite Bus Authors: Greene, Michael R. Advisor: Zee, Robert E. Department: Aerospace Science and Engineering Keywords: Spacecraft Attitude Determination and ControlNanosatelliteSun SensorStar TrackerReaction WheelMagnetorquer Coil Issue Date: 16-Feb-2010 Abstract: The Generic Nanosatellite Bus (GNB) is a spacecraft platform designed to accommodate the integration of diverse payloads in a common housing of supporting components. The development of the GNB at the Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) under the Canadian Advanced Nanospace eXperiment (CanX) program provides accelerated access to space while reducing non-recurring engineering (NRE) costs. The work presented herein details the development of the attitude determination and control subsystem (ADCS) of the GNB. Specific work on magnetorquer coil assembly, integration, and testing (AIT) and reaction wheel testing is included. The embedded software development and unit-level testing of the GNB sun sensors are discussed. The characterization of the AeroAstro star tracker is also a major focus, with procedures and results presented here. Hardware models were developed and incorporated into SFL's in-house high-fidelity attitude dynamics and control simulation environment. This work focuses on specific contributions to the CanX-3, CanX-4&5, and AISSat-1 nanosatellite missions. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18942 Appears in Collections: MasterInstitute for Aerospace Studies - Master theses

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