Volume 1 (2021)
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Journal of Space Science, Technology and Applications (JSSTA), is an open access double-blind peer reviewed publication which is published by Iranian Space Research Center concerned with new concepts and findings in areas related to the Space Science, Technology and Applications. The JSSTA is a Semiannual publication, which publishes original research papers and review papers (See journal scope). This journal is following of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws. All submitted manuscripts are checked for similarity through Hamyab software to ensure their authenticity to be assured about its originality and then rigorously peer-reviewed by the expert reviewers (Read More...)


     

Original Article
Impact investigation between two unmanned satellites during Central Docking process

mohammadreza alijani nargesi; hasan haddadpour; Saeed Shakhesi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , September 2022, Pages 1-10

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.324841.1048

Abstract
  one of the key issues in the operations of on orbit servicing to unmanned satellites is to provide a safe and reliable docking process. This paper investigates the dynamic behavior of a flexible probe in the central docking mechanism of unmanned satellites. This study tries to optimize the docking process ...  Read More

Original Article
Wideband Microstrip Patch Array Antenna for Synthetic Aperture Radar Applications

Sahar Abdi; Morteza Cheheltanan

Volume 2, Issue 1 , September 2022, Pages 11-22

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.327714.1063

Abstract
  A wideband high-gain microstip patch array antenna for high resolution synthetic aperture radar applications is presented. The antenna operation frequency is in the X-band. The antenna structure is a four-layer configuration consisting of radiating patches, slots, coupling cavities, and a corporate feeding ...  Read More

Original Article
Investigation of Physical and Electrochemical Properties of Separator Used in High Drain Lithium-ion Battery

Ashkan Nahvibayani; Shaghayegh Baktashian; Mohsen Babaiee; Rahim Eqra

Volume 2, Issue 1 , September 2022, Pages 23-33

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.327568.1061

Abstract
  One of the reasons for the increasing popularity of lithium-ion batteries is the improvement of their rate capability and power density. All components of a battery, including the anode, cathode, electrolyte, and separator, can limit the capability of lithium-ion batteries. While most efforts have focused ...  Read More

Original Article
Numerical Investigation of Coolant Flow Pressure Effect on Water Jacket Design for Large Scale Diffuser at High Heat Fluxes

Nematollah Fouladi; Mohammad Farahani; Milad Mahdian Dowlatabadi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , September 2022, Pages 34-50

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.328818.1077

Abstract
  The aim of this study is to evaluate the performance of water-jacket cooling system for thermal protection of an exhaust large dimension diffuser at high heat fluxes in a wide range of coolant pressure. For this purpose, a suitable design algorithm has been developed. Using the present method, the parameters ...  Read More

Original Article
Techniques for controlling the adhesion quality of anodized coatings after heating

Mohamad Reza Nasresfahani; Mohamad Nasresfahani; mojtaba forghani; hossein Nazemi; hadi gorabi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , September 2022, Pages 51-63

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.327543.1059

Abstract
  Anodizing is a common method for increasing the adhesion of aluminum surfaces. However, if we heat the manufactured products before adhering due to the hydration of the anodized coating, cracking, and morphological changes, the adhesive capacity will be greatly reduced. As part of the research presented ...  Read More

Original Article
Study the Effect of Acid-heat Pretreatment of Nafion Membrane on the Performance of Multi-cell Stack of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery

Mohammad Zarei-Jelyani; Mohammad Mohsen Loghavi; Mohsen Babaiee; Rahim Eqra; Masood Masoumi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , September 2022, Pages 64-72

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.329555.1081

Abstract
  ]n recent years, extensive research has been focused on the key materials of vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) to improve the power and energy density. In a VRFB system, the ion-exchange membrane is an important component, because it is used to separate the positive and negative electrolytes and ...  Read More

Original Article
Aerodynamic Simulation of a Tactical Aerostat and evaluating the longitudinal static coefficients

Ali Jafarian; Saeed Sarkheil; Vahab Haghighat

Volume 2, Issue 1 , September 2022, Pages 73-83

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.327935.1070

Abstract
  In this paper, the computational fluid dynamics simulation of a tactical aerostat is conducted and the longitudinal static coefficients of the aerostat is evaluated. The simulation is conducted using the Fluent software and the Spalart-Allmaras turbulent model is used. First, in order to validate the ...  Read More

Original Article
Satellite Attitude Control Design via Tube-based Robust Model Predictive Control based on Reduced Calculation

mahyar madani esfahani; aref aghamolaie; Taleb Abdollahi; Saeed shamaghdari

Volume 2, Issue 1 , September 2022, Pages 84-95

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.327381.1057

Abstract
  In this paper, a satellite attitude control system (SACS) based on tube-based robust model predictive control (TMPC) methodology is designed which is robust to disturbances. All Euler angles and their derivatives are ensured not to deviate more than a determined limit under those disturbances with known ...  Read More

Original Article
Study the Performance of Monopropellant Thruster Catalysts with Different Iridium Loading

Nooredin Ghadiri Massoom; alireza rajabi; mohamad ali amirifar; Zahra Amirsardari; Akram Dourani; majid kamranifar

Volume 2, Issue 1 , September 2022, Pages 96-108

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.325976.1052

Abstract
  In this paper, the effects of different weight percentage of iridium (Ir) nanoparticles loadings on performance parameters of hydrazine catalyst and monopropellant thruster have been studied. Nanoparticles of iridium with different contents of 10 wt%, 20 wt%, and 30 wt% has been coated on gamma-alumina ...  Read More

Original Article Material science
Effect of process parameters on microstructure and efficiency of tubular alumina catalyst prepared by doped anodizing method with platinum particles

shahab khameneh asl; reza golzarian; behnam salahimehr; ali fardi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , September 2022, Pages 109-117

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.327760.1065

Abstract
  Platinum nanoparticles are widely used in the oil and gas industries, electronics, space tools, pharmaceutical industries, biomaterials and etc.Platinum catalysts are more active and selective than the other catalysts. In this regard, the preparation of a suitable alumina catalyst base and more effective ...  Read More

Original Article
Fault tolerant attitude control for a satellite with four reaction wheels

Sevil M. Sadigh; Hossein Behesgti

Volume 2, Issue 1 , September 2022, Pages 118-131

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.328077.1072

Abstract
  In this paper, a passive fault tolerant control method is proposed for the satellite attitude tracking in the presence of external disturbances, the inertia matrix uncertainties, and reaction wheel faults. To achieve this goal, a modified fast terminal sliding model approach is used due to its robustness ...  Read More

Original Article
Investigation the effect of the forest height and forest density on the accuracy of forest height estimation methods using PolInSAR data

Tayebe Managhebi; Akram JafarAghaee

Volume 2, Issue 1 , September 2022, Pages 132-147

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.298650.1030

Abstract
  Forest biomass is one of the most important parameters in the ecosystem changes assessment and global carbon cycle modelling. In the other hand, the forest height is an effective parameter in the allometric equations which are used for biomass estimation. In this research the effect of two physical factors, ...  Read More

Original Article
Design, and manufacture of digital sun sensor with an optimized slit over the entire field of view

Marzieh Afkhami

Volume 2, Issue 1 , September 2022, Pages 147-153

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.327709.1062

Abstract
  One of the key subsystems in satellites is the attitude determination and the sun sensor is one of the most common sensors in this field. Today, due to the increasing development of satellites, the need to increase the accuracy of satellite subsystems seems very necessary. In this paper, the design of ...  Read More

Original Article Telecommunication
Analysis and Simulation of Space Charge Effects on satellite surfaces and multi-layer insulation

Mehrnoosh Farahani; Vafa Sedghi; seyed mostafa safavi homami; Hamid Mesforoush

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 October 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.324198.1086

Abstract
  The ions in the space environment cause the surface and internal charging phenomenon in satellites. The accumulated potential during the charging phenomenon can cause electrostatic discharge and seriously endanger the satellite telecommunication components. The purpose of this paper is to investigate ...  Read More

Original Article Telecommunication
Approaches to overcome challenges and technology bottlenecks of geostationary orbit high throughput satellite payload antenna

elham sharifi; Arash Ahmadi; Mohammad Fazaelifar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 October 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.328999.1078

Abstract
  The antenna of a high throughput satellite payload should generate multiple spot beams simultaneously to provide frequency reuse by creating cellular coverage for the satellite. The phased array antenna is a proper option for this application. In geostationary orbit, the satellite field of view is limited, ...  Read More

Original Article Material science
Multidisciplinary Design Sensitivity Analysis of a Monopropellant Propulsion System by Latin Hypercube Sampling (LHS)

Mohammad Hossein mansouri Moghari; Hassan Naseh; Sahar Noori

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 October 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.323217.1045

Abstract
  Accurate solving of complex systems such as space systems and specifically space propulsion system is very costly and time consuming. By developing and building a surrogate model, the solution time and the cost can be reduced. The closer the surrogate model is to the actual model, the more accurate the ...  Read More

Original Article
Computing the installation error between star tracker and Fiber Optic Gyroscope

Elham Kowsari; Hadi Makarem

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 October 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.328129.1073

Abstract
  Star tracker is one of the most important devices used on satellites for attitude determination. Since its output is discontinuous, it needs to be aided to complement its discontinuity. Using gyroscope unit is the most suitable choice for aiding the star tracker. However, using these two kinds of sensor ...  Read More

Original Article Material science
Thermal conductivity enhancement of epoxy adhesives using Boron Nitride and Alumina ceramic fillers

Mahdi Golriz; Seyed Hassan Jafari; Sajede Aghasi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 November 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.327782.1067

Abstract
  One of the methods for improving thermal conductivity of epoxy adhesives is the incorporating of conductive ceramic, metal or carbon fillers. As the main goal of this research, is to improve thermal conductivity of epoxy resin and keep its electrically insulating property, Alumina (Al2O3) ceramic filler, ...  Read More

reviewed article
Statistical Study of Satellite Constellations and the Cubesat Role

Ehsan Mousivand; Sajjad Ghazanfarinia; Yaser Saffar; Masoud Khoshsima

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 November 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.332484.1085

Abstract
  Satellite Constellations are the new approach to achieve the applications that were presumably expected from large and complex satellites. This paper reviews activities and related satellite constellation of about 130 companies and research institutes, showing that Communication Missions (Internet of ...  Read More

Original Article Material science
Experimental and Numerical Analysis of the Effect of Filament Curvature Pattern on the Internal Hydrostatic Threshold of GFRP Composite Cylinder Made by Filament Winding Process

Alireza Zarezadeh; Mohammad Hossein Allaee; Mohsen Heydari Beni; Ali Davar; Jafar Eskandari Jam

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 December 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.364725.1095

Abstract
  The filament winding process is one of the most important and widely used processes in the manufacture of composite structures in order to achieve high strength and rigidity. In this process, there are important parameters such as fiber tension, how the fibers are twisted, the effect of layering, twisting ...  Read More

Original Article
Particle in cell simulation of hollow cathode in the hall Thruster

masumeh kiantaj; morteza farhid; mohammadmehdi shafie; Mohammad reza morad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 December 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.365419.1093

Abstract
  In this article, the characteristics of the hollow cathode plasma particles in the spt-100 hall effect thruster are investigated by two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulation. One of the main and important components of the hall thruster is hollow cathode which plays two important tasks: one part of ...  Read More

Original Article
Pulse-mode Performance Evaluation of a Monopropellant Hydrazine Thruster

mohamad ali amirifar; alireza rajabi; nooredin ghadiri masoom; Zahra Amirsardari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 December 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.326592.1050

Abstract
  In this study, the pulse mode performance of a monopropellant hydrazine thruster has been studied. For this purpose, a laboratory sample of a monopropellant hydrazine thruster under atmospheric pressure was fabricated and tested. The thruster catalyst is natively synthesized. The pulse mode performance ...  Read More

Original Article
Design of a Low Earth Orbit Constellation for Regional Navigation Mission

Sajjad Ghazanfarinia; Ehsan Mousivand; Yaser Saffar; Masoud Khoshsima

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 December 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.332468.1084

Abstract
  This research is going to present design of a LEO Constellation for Navigation service with minimum number of Satellites. The goal is to achieve Dilution Of Precision (DOP) less than 6. This Requirement is going to be achieved using predefined launch vehicles limitation on orbit which is 500 km in circular ...  Read More

Original Article
Numerical evaluation of a test bed of an orbital transmission engine in an initial vacuum condition

Nematollah Fouladi; Alireza Mohammadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 December 2022

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2022.365155.1092

Abstract
  The purpose of this research is to evaluate a ground test bed of an orbital transmission engine with pre-evacuation of the engine's internal space. In the usual tests on the ground, the initial pressure of the engine is atmospheric pressure. While during the orbital mission, the internal space of ...  Read More

reviewed article
A review on benchmarks for dynamical hybrid systems controller synthesis to facilitate its selection process

ali safi; ali taghavian; Esmaeel Khanmirza

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 January 2023

https://doi.org/10.22034/jssta.2023.355411.1091

Abstract
  Due to various and complex phenomena in hybrid dynamical systems, the control of these types of systems has faced a challenge. Space systems also have hybrid dynamics due to different missions and operational modes. Therefore, to deal with these systems, we must first familiarize ourselves with the standard ...  Read More