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Small satellites contribute significantly in the rapidly evolving innovation in space engineering, in particular in distributed space systems for global Earth observation and communication services. Significant mass reduction by miniaturization, increased utilization of commercial high-tech components, and in particular standardization are the key drivers for modern miniature space technology.
This thesis addresses key fields in research and development on miniature satellite technology regarding efficiency, flexibility, and robustness. Here, these challenges are addressed by the University of Wuerzburg’s advanced pico-satellite bus, realizing a generic modular satellite architecture and standardized interfaces for all subsystems. The modular platform ensures reusability, scalability, and increased testability due to its flexible subsystem interface which allows efficient and compact integration of the entire satellite in a plug-and-play manner.
Beside systematic design for testability, a high degree of operational robustness is achieved by the consequent implementation of redundancy of crucial subsystems. This is combined with efficient fault detection, isolation and recovery mechanisms. Thus, the UWE-3 platform, and in particular the on-board data handling system and the electrical power system, offers one of the most efficient pico-satellite architectures launched in recent years and provides a solid basis for future extensions.
The in-orbit performance results of the pico-satellite UWE-3 are presented and summarize successful operations since its launch in 2013. Several software extensions and adaptations have been uploaded to UWE-3 increasing its capabilities. Thus, a very flexible platform for in-orbit software experiments and for evaluations of innovative concepts was provided and tested.

Graphs are a frequently used tool to model relationships among entities. A graph is a binary relation between objects, that is, it consists of a set of objects (vertices) and a set of pairs of objects (edges).
Networks are common examples of modeling data as a graph. For example, relationships between persons in a social network, or network links between computers in a telecommunication network can be represented by a graph.
The clearest way to illustrate the modeled data is to visualize the graphs. The field of Graph Drawing deals with the problem of finding algorithms to automatically generate graph visualizations. The task is to find a "good" drawing, which can be measured by different criteria such as number of crossings between edges or the used area. In this thesis, we study Angular Schematization in Graph Drawing. By this, we mean drawings
with large angles (for example, between the edges at common vertices or at crossing points).
The thesis consists of three parts. First, we deal with the placement of boxes. Boxes are axis-parallel rectangles that can, for example, contain text.
They can be placed on a map to label important sites, or can be used to describe semantic relationships between words in a word network. In the second part of the thesis, we consider graph drawings visually guide the
viewer. These drawings generally induce large angles between edges that meet at a vertex. Furthermore, the edges are drawn crossing-free and in a way that
makes them easy to follow for the human eye. The third and final part is devoted to crossings with large angles. In drawings with crossings, it is important to have large angles between edges at their crossing point, preferably right angles.