iCubeSat Program 2015


iCubeSat 2015 was held over two days at Imperial College London, United Kingdom. Please note that this conference was an open conference and did not wish to discuss information restricted by ITAR or other export controls. U.S. citizens and permanent residents were responsible for ensuring that technical data presented was not restricted by ITAR and that ITAR controlled information was not discussed with non-U.S. citizens. All conference attendees ensured that their presentations and discussions complied with the relevant export controls of their own country, the United Kingdom and the European Union and those using the comments facility of the website are reminded that they should do the same.


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Tuesday, 26th May 2015

09:30 Registration  
10:00 Welcome
Michael Johnson, JA /
Steven Schwartz, Director, Imperial Space Lab
10:15 A.1.1. Achieving Science Goals with CubeSats: an National Research Council Study
Thomas H. Zurbuchen, University of Michigan, USA
10:30 A.1.2. NanoSWARM: a big CubeSat mission
Jordi Puig-Suari, Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, USA
10:45 A.1.3. A CubeSat Microgravity Experiment on Collisions in the Protoplanetary Disk
Joshua Colwell, University of Central Florida, USA
11:00 A.1.4. An L1 CubeSat monitor for space weather
Markos Trichas, Airbus Defence and Space, UK
11:15 A.1.5. Centaur: A scientific and technology pathfinder for direct imaging exoplanet missions
Eduardo Bendek, NASA Ames, USA
11:30 Break
12:00 A.2.1. CubeSat Landing Opportunities for Binary Asteroid Exploration
Onur Celik, Cranfield University, UK
12:15 A.2.2. CuSPP+: an interplanetary CubeSat to study particle acceleration
Eric Christian, NASA GSFC, USA
12:30 A.2.3 A CubeSat for UV Astrophysics
Richard Desselle, Centre Spatial de Liège, Belgium
12:45 A.2.4. PIXE 2015: Integrated eXploration Environment update
Michael Johnson,, UK
13:00 Lunch
14:30 A.3.1. Enhanced electromagnetic sounding of Europa’s ocean using CubeSats
Frank Crary, University of Colorado, USA
14:45 A.3.2. ICE-CUBE for ILSRA 2014
Elke Rabbow, DLR, Germany
15:00 A.3.3. SERB, a nano-satellite dedicated to Sun-Earth relationship
Mustapha Meftah, CNRS-LATMOS, France
15:15 A.3.4. SSWARMS: Solar Storm Warning And Radiation Monitoring System
William Edmonson, NC A&T State University, USA
15:30 A.3.5. Using CubeSats to survey asteroids as part of an asteroid mining mission
Kieran Hayward, Cranfield University, UK
15:45 A.3.6 Mothership – Affordable Exploration of Planetary Bodies through Individual Nano-Sats and Swarms
Sebastian Ernst, Deep Space Industries, USA
16:00  Break
16:30 A.4.1. CubeSat-based research for planetary missions at UNSW Canberra
Russell Boyce, UNSW Canberra, Australia
16:45 A.4.2. A CubeSat Development Programme For Planetary Science, Space Weather and Maritime Situational Awareness
Nigel Bannister, University of Leicester, UK
17:00 A.4.3. Creating Facilities, Tools, and Services for Scientific Collaboration
Brenda Dingwall, NASA WFF, USA
17:15 A.4.4. On the suitability of CubeSats on Earth orbits for radiation testing of interplanetary payloads
Friederike Wolff, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
17:30 A.4.5. J³: CubeSats as a Platform for In-Orbit Verification of Scientific Instruments for Interplanetary Missions
Jonas Burgdorf, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Social Informal dinner in central London
(Please note that the cost of the dinner is not included in the registration fee)

Wednesday, 27th May 2015

09:00 Registration
09:45 B.1.1. Cost-Effective, Frequent, Reliable CubeSat Access to GTO/GEO
Alfred Tadros, Space Systems Loral, USA
10:00 B.1.2. Interplanetary CubeSat Launch Opportunities and Payload Accommodations
Roland Coelho, Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, USA
10:15 B.1.3. Science by Cubes: opportunities to increase AIM scientific return
Ian Carnelli, European Space Agency, France
10:30 B.1.4. Lunar orbit stability for small satellite mission design
Andres Dono, NASA Ames, USA
10:45 B.1.5. Uncertainty-based Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Lunar CubeSat Missions
Xingzhi Hu, National University of Defense Technology, China
11:00  Break  
11:30 B.2.1. Inter-CubeSat Communications: Routing Between CubeSat Swarms in a DTN Architecture
Mohamed Madni, University of Wollongong, Australia
11:45 B.2.2. Low Profile Aperture Coupled Microstrip Antenna for Inter CubeSat Communications
Faisel Tubbal, University of Wollongong, Australia
12:00 B.2.3. Low-Profile Antenna Package for Efficient InterCubeSat Communication in S- and V-band
Clement Vourch, University of Glasgow, UK
12:15 B.2.4. A “nano” rotary compressor with a 1:12 compression ratio for CubeSats
Olly Dmitriev, VERT Rotors, UK
12:30 B.2.5. Application of multiple system on a chip technology systems in micro-nano satellite integrated electronic systems
Lidong Ian, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
13:00 Lunch
14:30 B.3.1. Design and Implementation of Triple Modular Redundant System on Linux-Based On-Board Computer for CubeSat
Emir Husni, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
14:45 B.3.2. Performance of a smartphone based star tracker
Andrey Khorev, University of Montpellier, France
15:00 B.3.3. PocketRTG – a CubeSat scale radioisotope thermoelectric generator using COTS fuel
Lucy Berthoud, University of Bristol, UK
15:15 B.3.4. Small-Scale Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator and Heater Units Based on Americium-241
Richard Ambrosi, University of Leicester, UK
15:30 B.3.5. SurfSat – Surface charging and ESD measurements on a CubeSat 
Adrienne Dove, University of Central Florida, USA
15:45 B.3.6. The Development of a Low Mass Extendible Composite Boom for Small Satellite Applications
Mike Lawton, Oxford Space Systems, UK
16:00 Break
16:30 B.4.1. Cathode-less gridded ion thrusters for small satellites
Ane Aanesland, CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique, France
16:45 B.4.2. Deployment Technology of a Heliogyro Solar Sail for Long Duration Propulsion
Peerawan Wiwattananon, National Institute of Aerospace, USA
17:00 B.4.3. Early Stage Development of Dynamic Simulation Platform For Reaction Wheels Controlled CubeSat Model
Ryan Fadhilah Hadi, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
17:15 B.4.4. LightSail: Solar Sailing With a 3U CubeSat
Rex Ridenoure, Ecliptic Enterprises, USA
17:30 B.4.5. NRC Interplanetary CubeSat Roundtable
Group discussion

18:00  Close


P.1.1. CubeSat-based SAR (Search and Rescue) mission
Janvier Maurino-Alperovich, Imperial College London, UK
P.1.2. Remote-sensing CubeSat concepts for mineral composition detection in interplanetary space
Tuomas Tikka, Aalto University, Finland

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