Theses and Dissertations
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Spacecraft power beaming and solar cell annealing using high-energy lasers
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2002-12)
Satellite lifetime is often limited by degradation of the electrical power subsystem--radiation-damaged solar arrays and failed batteries. Being able to beam power from terrestrial sites could alleviate this limitation, ...
Design and experimental implementation of optimal spacecraft atntenna slews
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2013-12)
This thesis investigates the development and implementation of optimal slew trajectories for positioning a spacecraft antenna. Conventional maneuvers are developed by considering each gimbal independently. Consequently, ...
Branch Of Service
Captain, United States Air Force (2)
Astronautical Engineering (2)