Academic Papers

JWST Architectural Analysis

Love of space exploration (and class credit) compelled Yaakov to create this paper on the James Webb Space Telescope. It explores the functional structure and system relationships within the spacecraft, a history of key tradeoffs made throughout the design life, and the realities faced when multiple stakeholders are involved in a complex system of systems.

Thermal Vacuum Systems Engineering

Yaakov created a thermal control relay interface to perform Thermal and Vacuum testing at CubeSat. It has supported many tests and flight qualifications for CubeSats and P-PODs that currently orbit Earth! Yaakov wrote a paper detailing the Systems Engineering involved in creating this hardware. Currently, Yaakov is working to downscale these thermal control techniques to convert a low-cost toaster oven into a 3D printer filament drying and annealing apparatus. More details to come!