Students will contribute to the development of a simulator for capture of satellites with nets.
This project aims to develop a simulator for capture of satellites with nets. Nets are expected to be used to catch non-functioning spacecraft, help solve the space debris problem, and guarantee the use of key orbits for observation and communication purposes. Simulation is needed before use of these nets in real missions, for example to identify preferred capture conditions.
A simulation tool exists in Dr. Botta’s lab and needs to be improved. Students will work on several tasks to improve the simulator:
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment||Medium (about a semester; 3-5 months)|
|Start time||Spring (January/February)|
|Level of collaboration||Individual or small group project (2-3 students)|
|Benefits||Academic credit; other|
|Who is eligible||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Support||Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.|
To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. These badges will:
All students who wish to participate in a project on the Project Portal must first complete the Project Preparation Digital Badge. First, contact the project mentor to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge.
Once you have registered for the Project Preparation Digital Badge, you will receive further instructions related to the activities you will need to complete. In addition, you will also complete the following preparation activities for this particular project: