PhD Seminar Series: “Thermal Control of Space Systems”

We will continue with our Seminar Series on Mon, 09 May 2022.

On site: Auditórium – Salón de Grados Leganés

For the next event in the Aerospace PhD Seminar Series, we will have the pleasure of hosting Prof. Isabel Pérez Grande from the University of Madrid (UPM)

The event will take place in the Salón de Grado (EPS UC3M Leganés) next Monday, May 9 at 1pm, and will be streamed.

Isabel Pérez Grande is Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid . She has more of 25 years of experience in the field of Thermal Control Design of Scientific Instruments. Her main contributions are in NOMAD for ESA ExoMars TGO, MEDA for NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover, Sunrise I, II and III, and PHI for ESA Solar Orbiter.
She is currently the coordinator of the area of Space at the Agencia Estatal de Investigación (Ministry of Science and Innovation, MICIN).

“Thermal Control of Space Systems”


Thermal Control is one of the relevant subsystems in the design loop of space systems. Its main aim is to maintain all parts of a space system within the suitable temperature range, to keep the thermal gradients below the allowable limits, and to guarantee the stability requirements. IDR/UPM has more than 40 years of experience in this field, contributing mainly to instruments in science missions, among which we can mention Osiris for ESA Rosetta, NOMAD for ESA ExoMars TGO, MEDA for NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover or PHI for ESA Solar Orbiter.
The design of the thermal control subsystem of a science instrument goes further than a merely engineering task. It requires on the one hand the knowledge of complex thermal environments, which involves sometimes entry or rarefied atmospheres, and on the other one the performance of complex mathematical simulations including model reduction, uncertainty determination and model-to-test correlations.
In this seminar we will see the main aspects of space thermal engineering as well as the research opportunities we have found in this field.

The seminars will begin at 13 CEST and will take place in the Auditorium Salón de Grados (Padre Soler) campus of Leganés.
No previous registration is required.

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