Waking Up the Satellite

Left The power generation, power consumption, root mean square of the power generation, and root mean square of the consumption over time following launch. Center The power level of the battery over time following launch. Right The angular velocity of the satellite over time following launch.

Left The power generation, power consumption, root mean square of the power generation, and root mean square of the consumption over time following launch. Center The power level of the battery over time following launch. Right The angular velocity of the satellite over time following launch.

The NEUDOSE satellite is going to be launched into space in a completely off setting. Following launch, the satellite will turn on and begin power generation, power storage in the battery, and attitude determination. The satellite will stabilize itself, and then deploy solar panels for solar energy collection. The above graphs show the power generation and consumption over time (left), the battery level over time (center), and the angular velocity as the satellite stabilizes and positions itself over time (right) following the initial launch.  This analysis was performed by Devan, an engineering physics student, on the NEUDOSE team.