A High Precision Triaxial Air Bearing for Research in Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
Final rept. 1 Apr 1999-31 Mar 2001
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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Under this project we acquired equipment for research on spacecraft attitude dynamics. A single-degree-of-freedom air spindle and a triaxial air bearing were developed. In addition, we acquired embedded processors for real-time control implementation and inertial sensors for attitude control. For control actuation we developed reaction wheel actuators as well as linear proof mass actuators. This equipment is being used in ongoing research on spacecraft dynamics and control.
- Flight Control and Instrumentation
- Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry