Volume 2 (2022)
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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
Reliability Assessment of Power Electronic Converters Using Replicator Neural Networks

Reza Amjadi Fard; Farhad Bagheroskouei

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 1-12


  Reliability assessment of power converters is extremely important due to the degradation of the converter performance under the thermal and electrical stresses. The space environment is one of the stressful environments for electronic components and equipment due to the range and high speed of temperature ...  Read More

Original Article Material science
Change of iridium catalyst activity with different amounts of nanoparticles

Zahra Amirsardari; Babak Afzali; Mohammad Reza Amirsoleimani

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 13-21


  To discuss the potential role of iridium (Ir) nanoparticles loaded under atmospheric conditions, we prepared a series of catalysts with the same active phase but different contents of 10wt%, 15wt%, and 20wt% on gamma-alumina for decomposition of hydrazine. The performance of the catalysts was better ...  Read More

Original Article Material science
Investigation of the electrolyte volume effect in the anodizing process on the optical-thermal, wear and corrosion properties of the black anodic coating

mojtaba forghani; Maedeh sadat Zoei; Mohammad Reza Pakmanesh; mohammad chiani; Saeed Asghari

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 22-31


  The sandwich panel is an important element of the satellite structure which various metal and composite materials are used to make its faces. Anodizing is used as a conversion coating in order to achieve the final properties of the panel surface and stability in the space environment. Anodizing is an ...  Read More

selected article Control dynamics
Performance comparison of adaptive and ESO-based backstepping controllers for disturbance rejection in spacecraft

Somayeh Jamshidi; mehdi mirzaei

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 32-45


  This paper compares spacecraft attitude control in the presence of disturbance torque using an adaptive backstepping controller and an extended state observer-based backstepping controller. Firstly, the adaptive backstepping controller is designed, in which the unknown parameters in a specific disturbance ...  Read More

Original Article Telecommunication
Height Reduction of Circular and Linearly Polarized Magneto-electric Dipole Antenna through Artificial Magnetic Conductor

mohammadhossein ashouri; saeed fakhte; IMAN ARYANIAN

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 46-60


  This article presents a solution for reducing the height of magneto-electric dipole antennas by using an artificial magnetic conductor structure as the antenna's ground plane. Two types of antennas were investigated: a linearly polarized antenna and a right-handed circularly polarized antenna. For the ...  Read More

Original Article
Layout optimization of interior equipment in a multilayer cylindrical satellite

Masoud Hekmatfar; Mirsaman Pishvaee

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 61-88


  One of the main issues in the arrangement of equipment in multi-layered satellites includes placing the equipment in each layer separately. In the arrangement of equipment on surfaces, the non-overlap constraint has always been a challenge, especially for parts that do not have a circular cross-section. ...  Read More

Original Article Control
Design model-free controller for a chaotic nonlinear gyroscope system

Ali Foroutan; alireza safa

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 89-100


  The gyroscope system is an attractive nonlinear system that is used in various industries such as the military, aerospace, navigation, etc. Considering the importance and applications of the non-linear system of the gyroscope, the design of the control system for the operation of the gyroscope system ...  Read More

selected article control
Development of an intelligent closed-loop angular trajectory generation algorithm for a satellite system

Milad Kamzan; Mana Ghanifar; AmirAli Nikkhah; Jafar Roshanian; Mohammad Teshnehlab

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 101-114


  In this article, a new closed-loop algorithm is presented to generate an optimal angular trajectory for a given satellite to reach the desired final point. Using the capabilities of artificial neural networks, this algorithm can find the best trajectory to reach the final setpoints based on the dynamic ...  Read More

Original Article dynamics
Fault Tolerant Control of Satellite Orbital Maneuvering Based on Virtual Actuator

Masoud Dehnad; Morteza Farhid; Samira Mazhari Anvar

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 115-125


  In this article, a fault tolerant control based on a virtual actuator is used for the maneuvering of low earth orbit satellites that are subject to the loss of the effectiveness and additive actuator faults as well as natural disturbances such as atmospheric drag, earth's gravity, solar radiation and ...  Read More

selected article control
Robust optimal attitude determination of the satellite based on the min-max optimization algorithm

Hossein Ghadiri; Reza Esmaelzadeh; Reza Zardashti

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 126-139


  Generally, the determination methods of the satellite orientation are known as attitude determination and attitude estimation. The attitude determination solution of the satellite leads to the Wahba problem. Therefore, at least two independent measurement vectors and two corresponding reference vectors ...  Read More

Original Article Structure
Optimal Parameters for Joining Polymer and Aluminum with an Adhesive Layer Using Friction Stir Welding in Aerospace Industry

Saeed Ahmadpour Kasgari

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 140-153


  Paying attention to the increasing use of metal-polymer composites in aerial and space structures and their economic efficiency, it is possible to achieve a more economical and high-quality connection by determining the appropriate parameters. The purpose of this article is to calculate the optimal parameters ...  Read More

Original Article Space engineering
Experimental investigation and optimization of thermal performance of ion mobility spectrometry cell

Hamed Sheikhbahaee; Farkhondeh Saliminezhad; Seyed Alireza Ghorashi; Saeed Hajialigol

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2024, Pages 154-167


  Ion mobility spectroscopy (IMS), as one of the detection methods based on the ionization of mineral, organic, and chemical substances, has been used efficiently for many years in manned and robotic space missions. The space applications of these instruments include environmental monitoring of spacecraft ...  Read More

Original Article
Investigating the fracture of electronic boards in space systems under random vibrations

Zahra Khaji; Mahdi Fakoor; Saeed Shakhesi

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


  The design of space operations must be done carefully. Because the smallest mistake in the design and construction of the spacecraft causes heavy financial losses. Electronic boards are one of the most important components of electronic systems in any operation. These boards must continue to operate ...  Read More