Toolboxes 2019.1 Now Available

Over 100 new functions were added or had major updates in Version 2019.1. Improvements were made to dozens of existing functions to improve their performance and expand their applications. Built-in demos were added to many functions to make them easier to use in your applications

In the Aircraft Control Toolbox, we added new tools for aircraft simulation. This includes a model builder allowing you to create mass and aerodynamic models from a CAD model that you load from in a Wavefront OBJ format. The model builder GUI is shown below. This  tool is matched with a new 6 degree of freedom aircraft simulation with an easier-to-use model viewer, shown under the GUI. The simulation lets you plug in your own aerodynamics and engine models, use the built-in defaults or other models from the toolbox.

The Spacecraft Control Toolbox has many new features. For example, you can now create cross-scale constellations and control them, or any other constellation, using control laws recently developed at PSS and presented at IWSCFF in 2019. A cross-scale constellation is shown below under active control.

We added the Fusion Toolbox for the development of nuclear fusion reactors. This function includes physics models, reactor models, thermal models and many other tools.  Both core reactor and balance of plant functions are included. 

The below shows a plot from one of the nuclear fusion tools which finds the fusion reaction rate for the aneutronic Deuterium-Helium3 fuel cycle as a function of ion temperature.

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About Michael Paluszek

Michael Paluszek is President of Princeton Satellite Systems. He graduated from MIT with a degree in electrical engineering in 1976 and followed that with an Engineer's degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT in 1979. He worked at MIT for a year as a research engineer then worked at Draper Laboratory for 6 years on GN&C for human space missions. He worked at GE Astro Space from 1986 to 1992 on a variety of satellite projects including GPS IIR, Inmarsat 3 and Mars Observer. In 1992 he founded Princeton Satellite Systems.

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