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Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Leonid Krol
Computer Simulation of Current Spreading Across the Spacecraft Surface from Electrostatic Discharge
Computer Systems and Networks
(Master’s programme)
Purpose of the work:

Creation of an Autonomous method of designing the pattern of current spreading on the surface of the spacecraft during electrostatic discharge.


To analyze the effect of electrostatic discharge in the space condition. Explore the methods of analysis of the phenomenon. Identify the decisive factors. To analyze the existing solutions for modeling. Create your own algorithm.

Obtained result:

All the necessary tests are conducted and the factors that most affect the pattern of the spreading currents are identified. The formulas for the implementation of the algorithm are composed. The formats of 3D models for import are indicated. The program showing a picture of current spreading on the basis of the imported 3D model is written.

Recommendations proposed on the basis of the work:

Despite the simplicity of the chosen platform, as well as the selected format of 3D models, it is necessary to carry out scrutinous work on the extension of the supported formats, as well as the adjusting of the program for a more flexible graphics engine.

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