Sloshing Analysis in Micro Gravity
aboard a CubeSat
A Proposal for Utilizing Particle Imaging Velocimetry
Jean-Carl Keller, M.Sc.
After my beachelor degree on mechatronic systems, I followed up with a master degree on applied sciences with its main emphasis on mechatronic systems in Space Applications at the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg (UASA), Germany.
During my studies I was part of the student rocket team “HyComet” (Hybrid Composite Experimental Rocket) where we build a hybrid sounding Rocket within the DLR STERN program. In this team I came in first contact with CubeSat’s and was instantly excited.
The was project was initiated by Prof. Dr. André Baeten (UASA) and is called “CEOSAT” – (Composite Experimental Orbital Sloshing Analysis Testbed) Its main goal is to analyse sloshing aboard a spacecraft to gather detailed data for liquid simulations and predictions. The Secondary goal is to minimize structure weight by utilizing carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) and therefore maximizing payload weight, and size.
In my master thesis, my research concentrated on measuring methods for sloshing liquids in micro gravity.