A RELIABLE GALVANOMETER MOVEMENT FOR USE IN SPACE APPLICATIONS
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)
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The report describes the tests performed on a small galvanometer movement, using a pivot-jewel bearing, to assess its suitability for use in space applications. Although only a small number of units was tested, the results suggest that with minor modifications, the mechanism is reliable under a space environment and well suited to certain satellite applications due to its small size, weight, and extremely low power consumption.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods