Date of Defense


Date of Graduation



Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

First Advisor

Jennifer Hudson

Second Advisor

Bade Shrestha


The WALI team at Western Michigan University requested a test environment to validate their CubeSat’s de-tumbling control system and hardware. The test environment required a Helmholtz cage and spherical air bearing. The Helmholtz cage provides an adjustable magnetic field to simulate low earth orbit; the spherical air bearing simulates the friction free environment the CubeSat will experience in space. In conjunction, the two components create an adjustable system that simulates a satellite in low earth orbit.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

Who did what_ADCS.pdf (54 kB)
Who Did What

Final Presentation_ADCS.pdf (2674 kB)
Defense Presentation