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On-Board Data Handling for J³ and Electrical Ground Support Equipment for RATEX-J
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis describes the requirements and the resulting design process of the J³ mission dedicated to flying the RATEX-J experiment. The experiment aims at testing the anti-coincidence system as well as characterizing detectors for the JDC sensor which is part of the PEP to be flown on the ESA mission JUICE. The influence of high energetic, penetrating electrons is the especial concern of RATEX-J.The thesis starts with describing the requirements for the J³ satellite bus which result from the mission definition. Afterwards a feasibility design study is presented which showed the feasibility of flying RATEX-J within a 1U CubeSat envelope. After the feasibility design, the preliminary design processes and outcomes are described which was successfully reviewed externally in a PDR process. The hardware and software as well as integration and handling guidelines are described. In a separate chapter the firmware for the payload is described, which was developed for the ground test version of the payload. The thesis closes with a conclusion about the design process as well as an outlook over the next steps for a possible continuation of the project.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 87 p.
Keyword [en]
Technology, CubeSat, systems design, on-board data handling, radiation, PEP, JUICE
Keyword [sv]
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-53782Local ID: ac832fdf-e3fa-408b-b7a3-a679194cd38cOAI: diva2:1027158
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Space Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20151120 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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