Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Aerospace Engineering, Khajeh Nasir al-Din Tusi University of Technology.Tehran. IRAN

2 Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Khajeh Nasir al-Din Tusi University of Technology.Tehran. Iran


This study introduces a new computer code termed AZMIN developed by Space Research Laboratory (SRL). This efficient tool which benefits from the Statistical Design Model (SDM) has been developed for the system design of GEO communication satellites. The main advantage of the AZMIN is to determine technical specification parameters of a satellite at both system and subsystem levels, with a high accuracy and time performance. System-level parameters encompass mass, power, dimension and cost; while, subsystem parameters contain mass, power, and solutions for components configurations of each subsystem. Actual computations of this tool are carried out by means of SDM, leading to a dramatic decrease in the conceptual design time and consequently, its cost. The database utilized is composed of records of 462 GEO communication satellites launched from the year 2000 to 2017. The accuracy of the AZMIN code is amply verified through an example and also a statistical method, demonstrating the mean error of approximately 15% in the obtained results.


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