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Nonlinear analysis of a simple model of temperature evolution in a satellite
Gaite Cuesta, José
Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro
Perez Grande, María Isabel
Aeronáutica
We analyze a simple model of the heat transfer to and from a small satellite orbiting round a solar system planet. Our approach considers the satellite isothermal, with external heat input from the environment and from internal energy dissipation, and output to the environment as black-body radiation. The resulting nonlinear ordinary differential equation for the satellite’s temperature is analyzed by qualitative, perturbation and numerical methods, which prove that the temperature approaches a periodic pattern (attracting limit cycle). This approach can occur in two ways, according to the values of the parameters: (i) a slow decay towards the limit cycle over a time longer than the period, or (ii) a fast decay towards the limit cycle over a time shorter than the period. In the first case, an exactly soluble average equation is valid. We discuss the consequences of our model for the thermal stability of satellites.
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
2009
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Artículo
Nonlynear Dynamics, ISSN 0924-090X, 2009, Vol. 58
PeerReviewed
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http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11071-009-9488-x#/page-1
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