The CubeSat Toolbox for use with MATLAB®, provides you with the tools needed to design CubeSats - all within the MATLAB environment. The toolbox consists of the CubeSat module from the Spacecraft Control Toolbox with a subset of functions from the core toolbox; the Spacecraft Control Toolbox is not required.
CubeSat Control System
The CubeSat Attitude Control System is a 3-axis control system using reaction wheels for attitude control and magnetic torquers
for momentum unloading. A star camera and MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) is used for attitude determination. The control system can maneuver
the CubeSat to any orientation. The magnetic torquers can also be used as a backup attitude control system if the reaction wheels are not operational.
The Attitude Control System uses an Unscented Kalman Filter (sometimes known as a sigma-point filter) for attitude determination. It can incorporate star camera measurements, magnetometer measurements
and sun magnitude measurements from the solar panels. This makes it very robust.
Our CubeSat structures are designed to the official CubeSat standards and can be easily customized to provide for mounting and placement of all CubeSat components.
3U CubeSat Frame