Software in the loop test set-up of a tethered nano-satellite

Carina Pereira, Varun Kashyap, Naman Saxena, Smit Kamal, Revathi Ravula, Raunaq Rakesh

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This paper describes the software in loop test bed developed in order to test the control system of a tethered nano-satellite simulated under de-orbiting conditions. The entire ADCS architecture of the satellite along with the descriptions of the individual models constituting the Software in-the loop test bed, such as descent modeling algorithm, the sun model, the eclipse model, disturbance torques model, quaternion estimation algorithm and control system designs have been presented. The entire software in loop test bed along with the results have been analyzed and described in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781467376761
Publication statusPublished - 27-06-2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2016 - Big Sky, United States
Duration: 05-03-201612-03-2016


Conference2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Sky

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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