This challenge aims at providing a useful user interface programmed in Python for the Thermal Model management from a system level. Its design is based on a methodology, which is also explained for the development of hierarchical models.

UPM, Spain

The objective of this challenge is to define the design of the TASECLab experiment, which is part of the REXUS /BEXUS program, to characterize heat transfer by convection in the stratosphere. For this, the ESATAN-TMS thermal modelling software will be used.

UPM, Spain

 

This challenge consists in the design, manufacturing and testing process of an experiment prototype that is part of the Heat Transfer Laboratory, and which would be a payload embarked on a stratospheric balloon of the BEXUS program.

UPM, Spain

The objective of this challenge is to apply the NASA methodology to evaluate the thermal environment of an elite satellite in a LEO orbit.

UPM, Spain

This challenge consists in the development and implementation of high performance solvers for solving the thermal balance equation in a system of N nodes. Several methods have been used to implement the solvers, the most complex of all (the fixed point) being the one that has presented the best results, even beating the ESATAN commercial in resolution time by an order of magnitude.

UPM, Spain

The objectives of this work are aimed at creating an updateable and easy-to-use spacecraft database. To this end, the following milestones have been established: search of various satellite data sources and selection of these based on their reliability, available data and update frequency; creation of your own satellite database from selected data sources; and automation of access and downloading of data from selected sources to update the own database.

UPM, Spain

The purpose of this challenge is to generate a calculation tool for the electrical power subsystem of a satellite. This interface must be programmed in Python so that it can communicate with the CDA.

UPM, Spain

The objective of this challenge is to describe the process of setting up a vacuum chamber, from the design of the different components to obtain a final configuration that allows tests to be carried out at low levels, high vacuum.

UPM, Spain

In recent history, Nasa and ESA, among other agencies, have been analyzing two priorities of present and future long term missions in space: the reduction of the teams’ workload, and the food supply.

ISAE-SUPAERO (France)

This project tackles these issues by proposing an autonomous efficient growing plant systems based on arugula. Using a nutrient filled hydroponic technique, an arm robot, the image recognition algorithm Overfeat, OpenCV, Python-tesseract and a Markov Decision Process environment, decisions will be taken in order to minimize resources consumption and the amount of space taken. A prototype will be constructed and the algorithms tested and optimized. The second stage of the project will consist in analyzing a greater amount of plants as well as isolating the system from ambient conditions 

The purpose of the present Case Study is to integrate the Telescope Assembly (TA) thermal model with the complete ARIEL model and study the PLM behavior.

ARIEL (Atmospheric Remote -sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large -survey) is a medium size mission proposed by ESA whose main payload is a cryogenic telescope. The spacecraft is composed by a warm Service Module (SVM) and a cold Payload Module (PLM). The Telescope Assembly is a main structural component located in the coldest part of the PLM and it is critical since it supports the mirrors and it is thermally linked to the optical elements.

Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain