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The BIRD reaction wheel test results

Meißner, A. and Terzibaschian, T. (2001) The BIRD reaction wheel test results. 3rd IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, April 2-6, 2001, Berlin, Germany.

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Reaction wheels (RW) nowadays are broadly used in small satellites’ attitude control systems (ACS). In the light of the “design to cost” philosophy the BIRD (Bispectral Infrared Detection) small satellite mission it was decided to develop new RW. Design driver besides costs was to equip the RW with internal intelligence. The new reaction wheels were jointly developed by DLR and "Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH". The subject dealt with in this paper is the description of tests done to verify the RW parameters and to derive a model for real time and software in the loop simulations. The RW are operated by using special build in commands to set parameters such as angular momentum, torques and power consumption. There are four modes with three different control philosophies behind them ensuring commanded angular momentum and torques to be applied with high precision. The tests were done for the two modes (P-controller and adaptive state controller) relevant for the BIRD attitude control system (ACS).

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2001,
Title:The BIRD reaction wheel test results
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Meißner, A.FHTW
Terzibaschian, T.UNSPECIFIED
Page Range:pp. 413-416
Keywords:reaction wheel, attitude control
Event Title:3rd IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, April 2-6, 2001, Berlin, Germany
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institut für Weltraumsensorik und Planetenerkundung
Deposited By: Ute Dombrowski
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 18:53

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