Lumped parameter modeling using finite differencing, form the basis for a C language simulation of a thermal system. The study of the earth-stationed satellite terminal includes an introduction to the system, derivation of the governing equation, development of a simulation, and a comparison of the results to empirical data.
The analysis is undertaken with emphasis on the worst-case thermal environment, and with determination of the cooling loads and transient response as primary goals. Comparing the predicted cooling loads to empirical data, and previous analyses, indicates an accurate simulation has been constructed. The computer models are offered as an alternative method in thermal design and analysis of electronic systems typical to the earth-stationed satellite terminal.
Bishop, Patricia J.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Jacobi, Anthony M., "Simulating the Thermal Behavior an Earth-Stationed Satellite Terminal" (1986). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4984.