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Attitude Control System of the Eu:CROPIS Mission

Heidecker, Ansgar and Kato, Takahiro and Maibaum, Olaf and Hölzel, Matthew (2014) Attitude Control System of the Eu:CROPIS Mission. In: 65th International Astronautical Congress. International Astronautical Federation. 65th International Astronautical Congress, 29. Sept. - 03. Oct. 2014, Toronto, Canada.

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The Eu:CROPIS (Euglena Combined Regenerative Organic food Production In Space) satellite, scheduled for launch in 2016, is the next mission to be launched as part of the German Aerospace Center's (DLR)compact satellite program. The mission is currently in Phase C and is being developed by several institutes within DLR. The mission's focus is to test several biological experiments at different levels of gravity. The payload modules are provided by some DLR institutes, the University of Erlangen (GER) and NASA-AMES. The satellite itself has a mass of about 220 kg and includes several subsystems which directly interfere with the attitude control system (e.g. deployable solar panels, liquid pumps and venting devices). This paper provides a detailed overview of the Eu:CROPIS Attitude and Orbit Control System (AOCS). It starts by presenting the design driving requirements and explains how the required g-Levels are achieved purely by a magnetic spin stabilization concept. Following this is a presentation of the ACOS modes and a discussion of the chosen sensors and actuators. The attitude determination and attitude control algorithms are described in detail including their design and verifcation. Finally, an outlook is given for further verifcation and integration steps of the Eu:CROPIS satellite.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/90977/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Attitude Control System of the Eu:CROPIS Mission
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Heidecker, AnsgarUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7483-9074UNSPECIFIED
Date:1 October 2014
Journal or Publication Title:65th International Astronautical Congress
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:International Astronautical Federation
Keywords:Eu:CROPIS, Attitude Control, Spin Stabilization
Event Title:65th International Astronautical Congress
Event Location:Toronto, Canada
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:29. Sept. - 03. Oct. 2014
Organizer:International Astronautical Federation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project eu:cropis (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Navigation and Control Systems
Institut of Simulation and Software Technology > Software for Space Systems and Interactive Visualisation
Deposited By: Heidecker, Dipl.-Ing. Ansgar
Deposited On:13 Jan 2015 13:13
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:48

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