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dc.contributor.advisorRoss, I. Michael
dc.contributor.authorRich, Markham K.
dc.dateSeptember 1994
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:27:44Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:27:44Z
dc.date.issued1994-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/43047
dc.description.abstractThe Petite Amateur Navy Satellite (PANSAT) is a communications satellite being developed at the Naval Postgraduate School by the Space Systems Academic Group. This thesis is the result of an investigation into all aspects of the project. Research, analyses, and recommendations were concentrated in the areas of engineering design, testing, orbital operations, and organization and management. The study identified the upcoming Shuttle to Mir flights as providing the most attractive orbital parameters for PANSAT operations. A systems analysis was conducted that attempted to develop and prioritize engineering design issues requiring more thorough investigation. The chief problem area discovered by this analysis was in the power production aspect of the Electrical Power System (EPS). PANSAT was determined to have a negative power margin under certain conditions, and an even lower power margin than previously believed under most conditions. It is recommended that the project make satellite development its principal objective (over education) to maximize the likelihood of success. Student participation in the project is the single greatest asset of the project, and it remains largely untapped. Re-organizing the project to increase student involvement, within the constraints of the Space Systems curricula, will improve efficiency by easing extraneous requirements on an overtasked engineering staff, and thereby improve overall productivity.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/asystemsnalysisn1094543047
dc.format.extent147 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
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.titleA systems analysis and project management plan for the Petite Amateur Navy Satellite (PANSAT)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Systems Technology [Space Systems Operations]en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Technology [Space Systems Operations]en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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