Analytical study of the thermal behaviour and stability of a small satellite

Perez Grande, María Isabel and Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro and Guerra, Carmen and Alonso Rodrigo, Gustavo (2009). Analytical study of the thermal behaviour and stability of a small satellite. "Applied Thermal Engineering", v. 29 (n. 11-12); pp. 2567-2573. ISSN 1359-4311. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2008.12.038.

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Title: Analytical study of the thermal behaviour and stability of a small satellite
Author/s:
  • Perez Grande, María Isabel
  • Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro
  • Guerra, Carmen
  • Alonso Rodrigo, Gustavo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Applied Thermal Engineering
Date: August 2009
Volume: 29
Subjects:
Faculty: Instituto de Microgravedad Ignacio Da Riva (UPM)
Department: Vehículos Aeroespaciales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In this work the thermal analysis of a small satellite orbiting around the Earth has been approached by direct integration of the heat balance equations of a two-node reduced model, obtaining a linearized second order ODE problem, similar in form to the classical case of the forced vibration of a damped system. As the thermal loads (solar radiation, albedo, etc.) are harmonic, the problem is solved by means of Fourier analysis methods. Research on that field can be directly applied to the analysis of thermal problems and the results obtained are satisfactory. Working on the frequency domain streamlines the analysis, simplifies the study and facilitates the experimental testing. The transfer functions are obtained for the two-node case but the study can be extended to an n-node model.

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TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainESP2006-13030-C06-05UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 39645
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/39645/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:39645
DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2008.12.038
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359431108005036
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 28 Mar 2016 09:53
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2016 09:53
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