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Inertial monolithic sensors for low frequency acceleration measurement 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 of spacecrafts and satellites, whose mechanics is based on the UNISA Folded Pendulum technology platform. 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 present the general methodology for extending the application of ground-based folded pendulums to space, also in total absence of gravity, still keeping all their peculiar features and characteristics, discussing the most recent improvements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2018
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10598, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2018, 105983T (27 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2296390
Show Author Affiliations
F. Barone, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)
G. Giordano, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)
F. Acernese, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)
R. Romano, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10598:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2018
Hoon Sohn, Editor(s)

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