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dc.contributor.advisorKarpenko, Mark
dc.contributor.advisorRoss, I.M.
dc.contributor.authorContreras, Gregory M.
dc.dateDec-13
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-18T23:38:46Z
dc.date.available2014-02-18T23:38:46Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/38908
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to contribute to the development of the next generation slewing antennas for spacecraft, ground or sea systems. Current antenna slewing systems may also benefit from the results. More specifically this thesis provides a new testbed for implementing slew maneuvers in a laboratory environment. The antenna slew testbed was built with in-house manufactured parts, 3-D printed parts and commercial-off-the-shelf equipment. The approach for designing this testbed involved CAD analysis and rapid prototyping, the application of dynamic scaling and similitude concepts, and implementation of hardware and software to support experimentation of novel maneuver concepts. To illustrate this, a maneuver based on optimal control theory is implemented. The applicability of this testbed casts a wide net because of its scale size as compared to existing or future systems. Moreover, the testbed is designed in a modular form to allow a variety of different antenna systems to be represented for testing slews. These include ground, space, and shipboard antenna systems.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/designndprototyp1094538908
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleDesign and prototyping of a satellite antenna slew testbeden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
dc.subject.authorTestbeden_US
dc.subject.authorantenna systemen_US
dc.subject.authoroptimal controlsen_US
dc.subject.authorgimbalen_US
dc.subject.authorgimbalsen_US
dc.subject.authortestbed assemblyen_US
dc.subject.author3d printingen_US
dc.subject.authorrapid prototypingen_US
dc.subject.authorsatellite antennaen_US
dc.subject.authorslew testbeden_US
dc.subject.authorslewing testbeden_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science In Astronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineAstronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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