From Concept to CubeSat: Design and Iterate Faster with Zemax Software
CubeSats are a class of nanosatellite that are designed to operate within standardized dimensions of 1U cubes (10 cm x 10cm x 10cm). They can vary in size from 1U to 6U payloads. In the aerospace market, CubeSats have emerged as a lower cost solution for space-based optical systems. To design a CubeSat system, a workflow needs to be defined for developing the optical design, opto-mechanically packaging the system, and modeling structural and thermal impacts that the system will experience in orbit.
This webinar demonstrates how the Zemax software suite can be leveraged to take a CubeSat design through these modelling steps. Starting with an optical design in Zemax OpticStudio, we will showcase how to apply an opto-mechanical retaining system to the design with Zemax OpticsBuilder, run an FEA analysis with Ansys software, and how FEA data can be used to examine impacts on system performance with OpticStudio’s STAR Module. Learn how these discrete modelling steps can be united with Zemax software.
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