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Testing and qualification of the boom system on the Spinning QUad Ionospheric Deployer
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Space and Plasma Physics.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

At the department of Space and Plasma Physics a small wire boom system has been developed. The system’s cable is stored around a stationary cylinder. The system uses a gear to feed out the cable in an axial direction. The purpose is to measure the electric and magnetic fields in the ionosphere. The wire boom system has had problems with the functionality and friction. In the REXUS 10 project, the system concept was to be proven through a space flight. This Master’s Thesis describes the process of bringing the Boom system from concept to a fully functional and flight proven physical model. The results came in the form of a successful space flight, where two of the four systems deployed and retracted successfully. Another important result was the identification of and solution for, areas of the concept that are critical for its design, manufacturing and function.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 157 p.
EES Examensarbete / Master Thesis, XR‐EE‐SPP 2011:007
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-53612OAI: diva2:470453
Subject / course
Plasma Physics
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Available from: 2012-01-19 Created: 2011-12-29 Last updated: 2012-03-20Bibliographically approved

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