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Overview of Activities in the Project Integrated Research Platform for Affordable Satellites

Cziep, Tatjana and Atzler, Fynn and Cirstea, Laura and Echsel, Markus and Ehresmann, Manfred and Fasoulas, Stefanos and Fugmann, Martin and Galla, Daniel and Gottschalk, Nicole and Herdrich, Georg and Hildebrandt, Jerome and Hümbert, Simon and Klinkner, Sabine and Sakraker, Isil and Skalden, Jonathan and Stindl, Torsten and Vikas, Alexandros and Voggenreiter, Heinz (2023) Overview of Activities in the Project Integrated Research Platform for Affordable Satellites. In: Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt - Lilienthal-Oberth e.V., Bonn. Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress 2023, 2023-09-19 - 2023-09-21, Stuttgart, Deutschland. doi: 10.25967/610237.

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Highly increasing numbers and commercialisation of small satellites require the development and production process to cope with high quantities in less time at reasonable prices. Within IRAS (Integrated Research Platform for Affordable Satellites), local space and non-space businesses and research organizations work together and discuss their needs. This is done on a technical basis with the project team and industry in progress meetings. New technologies are investigated and developed to reduce cost and time in the development and production of components, satellites and satellite constellations. To achieve this, research in several different hardware and software technologies is part of the project. In the field of additive manufacturing techniques, use of polymeric and ceramic materials, combined with multifunctional and bionic structures, is investigated to achieve lightweight structures with integrated functions. Electric and water-based propulsion systems are developed as advanced green propulsion technologies that provide sufficient thrust to distribute high numbers of satellites in orbit and to safely deorbit them after their operational phase, while being cost-effective. In addition, a new approach for cooperative design of satellites without the need for physical proximity is investigated with the DCEP (Digital Concurrent Engineering Platform), which provides a web-based software platform that supports the use of automated design tools and algorithms. The design tools, also developed within IRAS, include tools for constellation design and mission analysis as well as satellite design. IRAS technologies are also a part of the technology demonstrator satellite mission SOURCE, a CubeSat, developed and operated in cooperation between the Institute of Space Systems and the student organization KSat e.V., both at the University of Stuttgart. This paper presents an overview of the concepts, achievements and current developments in these fields of activity within the IRAS project.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/198880/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Overview of Activities in the Project Integrated Research Platform for Affordable Satellites
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Cziep, TatjanaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9190-7502UNSPECIFIED
Atzler, FynnUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0009-0000-7234-3828146279787
Ehresmann, ManfredIRS Universität StuttgartUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fasoulas, StefanosIRS, Univ. StuttgartUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fugmann, MartinIRS Universität StuttgartUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Galla, DanielIRS Universität StuttgartUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gottschalk, NicoleUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3303-5600UNSPECIFIED
Hildebrandt, JeromeUniversität Stuttgart, IRSUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hümbert, SimonUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1476-8427146930017
Klinkner, SabineUniversität Stuttgart, IRSUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sakraker, IsilUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2666-3446UNSPECIFIED
Skalden, JonathanIRS Universität StuttgartUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vikas, AlexandrosIRS Universität StuttgartUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:3 November 2023
Journal or Publication Title:Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt - Lilienthal-Oberth e.V., Bonn
Keywords:IRAS, Concurrent Engineering, Satellite Constellations, Additive Manufacturing, Automotive Electronics, Electric Propulsion, Water-based Propulsion, CubeSats
Event Title:Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress 2023
Event Location:Stuttgart, Deutschland
Event Type:national Conference
Event Start Date:19 September 2023
Event End Date:21 September 2023
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design > Space System Integration
Institute of Structures and Design > Design and Manufacture Technologies
Institute of Structures and Design > Ceramic Composite Structures
Institute of Structures and Design > Leitungsbereich BT
Deposited By: Cziep, Tatjana
Deposited On:09 Nov 2023 10:24
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:59

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