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Monolithic sensors for low frequency motion measurement and control of spacecrafts and satellites
Author(s): F. Barone; G. Giordano; F. Acernese; R. Romano
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we describe the characteristics and performances of a monolithic sensor designed for low frequency motion measurement and control of spacecrafts and satellites, whose mechanics is based on the UNISA Folded Pendulum. The latter, developed for ground-based applications, exhibits unique features (compactness, lightness, scalability, low resonance frequency and high quality factor), consequence of the action of the gravitational force on its inertial mass. In this paper we introduce and discuss the general methodology used to extend the application of ground-based folded pendulums to space, also in total absence of gravity, still keeping all their peculiar features and characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10000, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XX, 100001N (19 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2242105
Show Author Affiliations
F. Barone, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
G. Giordano, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)
F. Acernese, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
R. Romano, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10000:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XX
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Toshiyoshi Kimura, Editor(s)

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