Thermal study of the Detector Plane Assembly of the SXI instrument embarked on SMILE spacecraft

Cavero Alonso, Jose Jacinto (2020). Thermal study of the Detector Plane Assembly of the SXI instrument embarked on SMILE spacecraft. Thesis (Master thesis), E.T.S. de Ingeniería Aeronáutica y del Espacio (UPM).

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Title: Thermal study of the Detector Plane Assembly of the SXI instrument embarked on SMILE spacecraft
Author/s:
  • Cavero Alonso, Jose Jacinto
Contributor/s:
  • Gomez San Juan, Alejandro Manuel
  • Pérez Grande, Isabel
Item Type: Thesis (Master thesis)
Masters title: Ingeniería Aeronáutica
Date: June 2020
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Aeronáutica y del Espacio (UPM)
Department: Mecánica de Fluidos y Propulsión Aeroespacial
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

SMILE (acronym which stands for Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer) is a joint mission between European Space Agency (ESA) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) that is scheduled for launch in 2023. SMILE expect to develop a more complete knowledge of the Sun-Earth connection by measuring the solar wind and its dynamic interaction with the magnetosphere. The Soft X-ray Imager (SXI), a remote sensing intrument which is developed, built and calibrated by the University of Leicester (UL), is designed to spectrally map the location, shape, and motion of Earth's magnetospheric boundaries. During the last five months (February 2020 - June 2020), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) (in particular, the author of this master's thesis) has been refining the thermal design of the Detector Plane Assembly (DPA), a part of the SXI which provide support to two X-ray sensors: the Charge Coupled Devices (CCDs). The DPA is devised to withstand all the environments, facilitate the temperature control of the CCDs, and guarantee enough accuracy in the scientific measurements. The aim of this work is to present the latest design of the DPA, and validate it analytically. In order to achieve the validation of the DPA latest design, the DPA is mathematically modelled and thermally analysed in ESATAN-TMS for all the predicted most extreme thermal environments. The thermal analysis results shows that the accuracy in scientific measurements is guaranteed for all mission environments.

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Item ID: 63473
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/63473/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:63473
Deposited by: Jose Jacinto / J J Cavero Alonso
Deposited on: 02 Sep 2020 10:13
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2020 10:13
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