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Development of a 3D/AR Visualization Tool for Thermal Vacuum Tests of Spacecrafts

Kirchler, Jan-Luca (2023) Development of a 3D/AR Visualization Tool for Thermal Vacuum Tests of Spacecrafts. Master's, Technische Universität Braunschweig.

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Abstract

During the development of spacecraft, it is mandatory that they have to pass a number of important tests. The European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS) provides guidelines for this, which are followed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR). One of the tests is the thermal vacuum test (TVAC test). This takes place in a thermal-vacuum chamber where temperatures between -180°C and 120°C and a high vacuum of 10^-6 bar can be generated. The test is designed to simulate space conditions while testing the functionality of all equipment. The temperatures of the spacecraft must be monitored during the test. For this purpose, a system was developed as part of this master's thesis that can acquire, store, and present the resulting data in a variety of ways. The core hardware system named The Rack contains 25 PID controllers and 7 power supplies. These can be used to measure temperatures via sensors and control heating mats. A backend processes the data and stores it in an InfluxDB database. On the one hand, the measured temperature data is displayed in the form of diagrams via a web-based software Grafana. On the other hand, two visualization tools were developed that use other types of representation than diagrams. One of the tools is a Graphical User Interface. It could be proven by two experiments that the developed system is functional and has sufficient accuracy.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/197687/
Document Type:Thesis (Master's)
Title:Development of a 3D/AR Visualization Tool for Thermal Vacuum Tests of Spacecrafts
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Kirchler, Jan-LucaDLR Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme, Systementwicklung und ProjektbüroUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:20 February 2023
Journal or Publication Title:elektronische Hinterlegung entsprechend der Prüfungsordnung
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:132
Status:Published
Keywords:Visualisierung, Testdatenverarbeitung, Thermal-Vakuum-Test, Temperaturmessung, Temperaturregelung, Advanced AIV
Institution:Technische Universität Braunschweig
Department:Institute of Space Systems
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - COOPERANT, R - Robust thermal control system design for small satellites and landers, R - Mechanical and Thermal Systems, R - Project Mascot (Bus), R - GoSolAr (Gossamer Solar Array)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Engineering and Project Office
Institute of Space Systems > Mechanic and Thermal Systems
Deposited By: Grundmann, Jan Thimo
Deposited On:05 Oct 2023 09:50
Last Modified:05 Oct 2023 09:50

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