Contact||Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Grau
'Multi-functional integration of miniaturized satellite components for
increased payload capacity of pico-satellites' deals with the research
and development of satellite components for CubeSats.
Combining satellite components to form compact modules shall increase the possible payload capacities of pico-satellites. Three key components-solar cells, a magnetic coil, and a sun sensor-were merged successfully to a multi-functional component in previous studies.
- Front view of the model of a satellite's highly integrated side panel with solar antenna and magnetorquer
- © TU Berlin
Based on this previous success, a higher degree of
integration will be achieved by further developments while
simultaneously optimizing the individual components. Therefore, basic
studies on the integration of a patch antenna and a novel
fluid-dynamic actuator are undertaken. Special attention is paid to
the possible interaction processes and the attainable degree of
miniaturization of the individual components. This research serves the
goal of creating a system of highly efficient
multifunctional modules to increase the payload capacity for pico-satellites.