Model-based environment for verification and integration of micro-satellites

T. Kuwahara, Y. Tomioka, K. Fukuda, N. Sugimura, Y. Sakamoto, K. Yoshida

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The Space Robotics Laboratory of Tohoku University has been developing multiples of microsatellites for years and has gathered experiences in their development, verification, integration, and operation. SRL has recently started development of model-based simulation, verification and integration environment to realize rapid and cost-effective development of reliable micro-satellites. The conceptual design and its functionality have been verified through the real-life micro-satellite project RISESAT, which is a 50kg class international scientific micro-satellite. The developed environment can be utilized in different configurations depending on requirements in each satellite development phase. This environment is designed to be modular and very flexible and can be utilized for other micro-satellites and possibly even much smaller space system projects in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-235
Number of pages6
JournalIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event19th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, ACA 2013 - Wurzburg, Germany
Duration: 2013 Sep 22013 Sep 6


  • Assembly Integration and Test
  • Micro-satellite
  • Mission Control and Operation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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