Thermal Analysis of TRIO-CINEMA Mission

Jae-Gun Yoo, Ho Jin, Jong-Ho Seon, Yun-Hwang Jeong, David Glaser, Dong-Hun Lee, Robert P. Lin
2012 Journal of Astronomy and Space Sciences  
Thermal analysis and control design are prerequisite essential to design the satellite. In the space environment, it makes satellite survive from extreme hot and cold conditions. In recent years CubeSat mission is developed for many kinds of purpose. Triplet Ionospheric Observatory (TRIO)-CubeSat for Ion, Neutral, Electron, MAgnetic fields (CINEMA) is required to weigh less than 3 kg and operate on minimal 3 W power. In this paper we describe the thermal analysis and control design for
more » ... MA mission. For this thermal analysis, we made a thermal model of the CubeSat with finite element method and NX6.0 TMG software is used to simulate this analysis model. Based on this result, passive thermal control method has been applied to thermal design of CINEMA. In order to get the better conduction between solar panel and chassis, we choose aluminum 6061-T6 for the material property of standoff. We can increase the average temperature of top and bottom solar panels from -70°C to -40°C and decrease the average temperature of the magnetometer from +93°C to -4°C using black paint on the surface of the chassis, inside of top & bottom solar panels, and magnetometer.
doi:10.5140/jass.2012.29.1.023 fatcat:d5ppjdkfsjeolgl2r4qaknflem