Abstract Title

EagleSat Solar Power Optimization

Authors' Class Standing

Darin Baker, Senior

Lead Presenter

Darin Baker

Faculty Mentor Name

John Post

Format Preference

Demonstration

Abstract

EagleSat is a 1U cube satellite being built by ERAU’s NASA Space Grant EagleSat team. EagleSat will be delivered to NASA in Fall of 2015. The research performed over the last year was focused on optimizing the existing solar panel design for EagleSat to produce an engineering model for testing and development. The parameters of interest were: surface power density, output voltage, weight, cost, and structural compatibility.
First the presentation discusses the innovative Electronic Power System design and EagleSat /CubeSat requirements that motived and constrained each of the parameters of optimization. Then the engineering compromises, design process, and final engineering model design are presented. The next topics discussed are testing that has already been performed, future testing and considerations, and risk analysis and mitigation. The final points of the presentation are expected project outcome and personal experience and knowledge gained from the project.

Location

AC1-107 (Bldg. 74)

Start Date

4-4-2014 1:25 PM

End Date

4-4-2014 1:40 PM

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Apr 4th, 1:25 PM Apr 4th, 1:40 PM

EagleSat Solar Power Optimization

AC1-107 (Bldg. 74)

EagleSat is a 1U cube satellite being built by ERAU’s NASA Space Grant EagleSat team. EagleSat will be delivered to NASA in Fall of 2015. The research performed over the last year was focused on optimizing the existing solar panel design for EagleSat to produce an engineering model for testing and development. The parameters of interest were: surface power density, output voltage, weight, cost, and structural compatibility.
First the presentation discusses the innovative Electronic Power System design and EagleSat /CubeSat requirements that motived and constrained each of the parameters of optimization. Then the engineering compromises, design process, and final engineering model design are presented. The next topics discussed are testing that has already been performed, future testing and considerations, and risk analysis and mitigation. The final points of the presentation are expected project outcome and personal experience and knowledge gained from the project.