POINTING PERFORMANCE CONTROL OF A SPACECRAFT CAMERA USING PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATORS


Kayastha S., TEKİNALP O. , Ozgoren K.

20th AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, California, United States Of America, 14 - 18 February 2010, vol.136, pp.661-663 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 136
  • City: California
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.661-663

Abstract

A control system is designed to improve the pointing performance of a large Earth observation camera carried by a spacecraft. The spacecraft camera is mounted to the spacecraft thorough active truss members. The control system uses a cluster of reaction wheels together with piezoelectric struts. The improvement in the pointing performance using this dual actuator system is demonstrated through simulations.