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Title:Development of a model-based systems engineering architecture for an unmanned cargo spacecraft design
Author(s):Murabit, Keenan Naim
Advisor(s):Hilton, Harry H
Contributor(s):D'Urso, Steven J
Department / Program:Aerospace Engineering
Discipline:Aerospace Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):Aerospace Engineering
Systems Engineering
Spacecraft Systems
System of Systems
Cargo Spacecraft
System Architecture
Abstract:Unmanned Cargo Spacecraft (UCS) systems involve exceedingly complex systems engineering and design in order to implement. UCS typically include a vast range of subsystems – Command and Data Handling (C&DH), Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS), Propulsion, Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC), Communications, etc. – and demand the latest in autonomy technology. Additionally, they must account for numerous stakeholder interests, and those are interests that, in today’s climate, may change rapidly. Therefore, system adaptability to changing requirements plays a key role in results. Currently deployed UCS are highly functioning and pivotal to our space systems, particularly the International Space Station (ISS). It follows that life cycle considerations and costs must be a central objective to UCS system designs. Thus, using model-based systems engineering (MBSE) practices to develop an effective UCS systems engineering architecture will aid in UCS design and implementation iterations. This thesis proposes such an architecture via first defining the System of Interest (SoI), including system scope, context, internal description, products, inputs, outputs, enablers, and limiters. It then expands upon the system architecture development using Concept of Operations (ConOps), function breakdown, Functional Flow Block Diagrams (FFBD), function timeline, N2 diagrams, product analysis, and system interface analysis. Lastly, it sets the framework for all system, allocated, derived, and interface requirements.
Issue Date:2018-04-27
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/101241
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Keenan Murabit
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-09-04
Date Deposited:2018-05


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