A Method for Detecting Resident Space Objects and Orbit Determination Based on Star Trackers and Image Analysis (Mechanical Project)

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Satellites commonly use onboard digital cameras, called star trackers. A star tracker determines the satellite’s attitude, i.e. its orientation in space, by comparing star positions with databases of star patterns. In this thesis, I investigate the Continue reading

The Development of Multi-Axis Real-time Substructure Testing (Civil Project)

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Real-time substructure is a novel hybrid method for the dynamic testing of structures. During an experiment, the structure of interest is divided into two entities. The crucial parts for the project undertaken are physically replicated and loaded Continue reading

Algorithms and Models for 3D Shape Measurement using Digital Fringe Projections (Mechanical Project)

Many industrial applications require accurate and rapid measurement of the 3-D shapes of physical objects. Representative applications of 3-D shape measurement include mechanical reverse engineering, 3-D digital replication, and part inspection. Traditional 3-D measurement techniques, such as coordinate measurement machines (CMM) and laser scanning, provide high accuracy but are generally Continue reading

Demonstration of a Low Cost C.O.T.S. Rendezvous Depth Sensor for Satellite Proximity Operations (Electronics Project)

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With the quest to undertake ambitious tasks in space, proximity operations involving multiple spacecraft are expected to increase. A vital part of any proximity operation is the relative range and pose measurement between spacecraft and Continue reading