Honours Thesis Research Supervision

QB50 satellite

ACSER projects have made an exciting and enriching contribution to the range of fourth year thesis topics available to UNSW Engineering students. In particular, the QB50 cubesat satellite project has provided a wide range of topics for students to study with both practical applications and accessible testing materials. It is expected that the thesis topics relating to QB50 will ramp up as we go into final construction and testing phases shortly.

Projects currently span the Schools of Mining Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Electrcial Engineering and Telecommunications.

Listed below are the students and topics supervised by ACSER team members.

Semesters Topic or Title Name Originating School of Student Supervisor/s
S2 2013 – S1 2014 Design of the Testing Procedures for a Rapid Prototyped PEEK Satellite Structure Chris Warren MME Naomi Tsafnat, Barnaby Osborne
S2 2013 – S1 2014 Mission Design and Specification for a Space Based Aircraft Monitoring System Thien Nguyen MME Naomi Tsafnat, Barnaby Osborne, Ediz Cetin
S2 2013 – S1 2014 Design of a Fault-Tolerant CubeSat FPGA Payload Thomas Fisk EET Ediz Cetin, Oliver Diessel
S2 2013 – S1 2014 Low cost satellite constellation development using on-orbit manufacturing Ivan Chun Pui Cheung MME Nathan Kinkaid
S2 2013 – S1 2014 Low thrust optimisation for the retrieval of water from asteroids Joe Heun Kim MME Nathan Kinkaid
S1-S2 2014 Monitoring space junk using radar Zhaoxu Hu EET Andrew Dempster, Ediz Cetin
S1-S2 2014 AMSA DGPS Receiver Design Carl Puchner EET Andrew Dempster
S1-S2 2014 Multi GNSS Receiver optimisation Kevin Joo-Kwan Lee EET Andrew Dempster
S1-S2 2014 Asteroid bio-mining: design and test of bacteria in vacuum conditions Michael Klas MME Naomi Tsafnat, A, Prof Mike Manefield (BABS)
S1-S2 2014 Applicability of Shock Heating and Freezing on Regolith Found on Asteroids for Exploration Drilling Paul Nguyen MINE Serkan Saydam
S1-S2 2014 Pi-Eye:- Raspberry Pi based Traffic Sign Detection and Recognition for Intelligent Vehicles Jenny Xiaoyi Ding EET Ediz Cetin
S1-S2 2014 Energy Scavenging and Harvesting for Mobile Devices Jerry Ralhan EET Ediz Cetin
S1-S2 2014 Monitoring Space Junk using radar Zhaoxu Hu EET Ediz Cetin, Andrew Dempster
S1-S2 2014 The Feasibility of Small-Scale, Space-Based, Solar Power Satellites in Low Earth Orbits Joshua Abbey MME Garth Pearce, Ediz Cetin
S1-S2 2014 3D Printing of Functional Structures for Space Applications Natalie Jap MME Garth Pearce, Ediz Cetin
S1-S2 2014 Microwave-Rigidisable Composite Gossamer Space Structures Taofiq Huq MME Garth Pearce, Ediz Cetin
S1-S2 2014 Design of a sample-return mission to Ganymede Karthiga Manoharan MME Nathan Kinkaid
S1-S2 2014 Ion beam shepherd and solar sail couple for asteroid threat mitigation Guardino Hadituomo MME Nathan Kinkaid
S1-S2 2014 Design of a mission to divert an incoming asteroid Erchao Zhang MME Nathan Kinkaid
S1-S2 2014 Centrifugal artificial gravity modelling and experiments Timothy Broadbent MME Nathan Kinkaid
S1-S2 2014 Optimisation of near-Earth asteroid orbits after a redirecting force is applied Tristan A Brown MME Nathan Kinkaid
S1-S2 2014 An air-bearing spacecraft simulator for UNSW James Bultitude MME Nathan Kinkaid
S1-S2 2014 Automated vibration analysis of launch packages for on-orbit assembly Darryl N. Fernandes MME Nathan Kinkaid
S2 2014 - S1 2015 In-Situ Structural Testing of a 3D-Printed Satellite John Heath III MME Nathan Kinkaid
S2 2014 - S1 2015 Investigation of the minimal structure of a satellite assembled on-orbit Lewis Cowper MME Nathan Kinkaid
S2 2014 - S1 2015 The application of electric propulsion on asteroid mining Lingxiao Li MME Nathan Kinkaid
S2 2014 - S1 2015 Electromagnetic launch systems for assisting in the launch of payloads into orbit Fiona Keniry MME Nathan Kinkaid
S2 2014 - S1 2015 Identifying the accessibility of asteroids for asteroid mining Scott Lee MME Nathan Kinkaid
S2 2014 - S1 2015 Developing a Multicore GNSS Receiver on an FPGA Vikas Sewani EET Joon Wayn Cheong
S2 2014 - S1 2015 Monitoring space junk using optical telescopes in space Yishi Sun EET Andrew Dempster
S2 2014 - S1 2015 Live video imaging wireless transmission from UAV Xiaotong Huang EET Andrew Dempster
S2 2014 - S1 2015 QB50 material outgassing testing of PEEK David Reid MME Naomi Tsafnat, Barnaby Osborne
S2 2014 - S1 2015 In-situ testing of the structural characteristics of a novel cubesat structure Marty Deaker  MME Naomi Tsafnat, Barnaby Osborne
S2 2014 - S1 2015 QB50 Satellite Ground Station Upgrade Jaryl Sim MME Naomi Tsafnat, Barnaby Osborne
S2 2014 - S1 2015 Thermal analysis and design for QB50 Thomas Hile MME Naomi Tsafnat, Barnaby Osborne
S2 2014 - S1 2015 Automated Satellite Tracking System for QB50 Shogan Aversa-Druesne MME Naomi Tsafnat, Barnaby Osborne, Ediz Cetin
S2 2014 – S1 2015 Space based solar power Aykan Ermis EET Ediz Cetin, Garth Pearce