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dc.contributor.advisorRacoosin, Charles
dc.contributor.advisorPugsley, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorOrdonez, Michael M.
dc.dateMar-16
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-29T21:19:47Z
dc.date.available2016-04-29T21:19:47Z
dc.date.issued2016-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/48576
dc.descriptionIncludes supplementary materialen_US
dc.description.abstractThe Department of Defense’s (DOD) large satellites provide robust capabilities, but they are ill designed to combat emerging threats and concerns like anti-satellite weapons and a shrinking defense budget. Small satellites are a potential solution to this challenge, but the technology is too nascent for the DOD to deploy. This thesis addressed the DOD’s need for further research on small satellites by providing a set of decision support tools that enables the exploration of small satellite physical trade-offs early in the conceptual design phase of the DOD space acquisition process. Early phases of the systems engineering process were used to identify DOD small satellite requirements and key input factors and output responses that drove meta-model development through the use of model-based systems engineering. Microsoft Excel and JMP software were employed to build synthesis models used in the decision support tools developed. The decision support tools analyzed the relationship between small satellite design inputs and outputs to provide trade space insights that can assist DOD space acquisition professionals in making better decisions in the conceptual design phase. More informed decision-making in the space acquisition process might preserve valuable DOD resources that may have otherwise been wasted.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/developingndpply1094548576
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.titleDeveloping and applying synthesis models of emerging space systemsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderPaulo, Eugene
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Academic Group
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Academic Groupen_US
dc.subject.authorSpace systemsen_US
dc.subject.authorsynthesis modelsen_US
dc.subject.authormodel-based systems engineeringen_US
dc.subject.authorsmall satelliteen_US
dc.subject.authordesignen_US
dc.subject.authoracquisitionsen_US
dc.subject.authorMILSATCOMen_US
dc.subject.authorISRen_US
dc.subject.authorfeasibility analysisen_US
dc.subject.authortrade space analysisen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Space Systems Operationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSpace Systems Operationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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