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Preliminary studies of spherical proof masses in LISA drag-free satellites
Author(s): Benjamin Lange
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Paper Abstract

The results of preliminary studies using a spherical proof mass in the LISA mission are given. These include the acceleration disturbance performance, methods for controlling and calibrating a spinning sphere, system considerations, the possibility of using the spinning reference as a precision gyroscope to improve the attitude control, and a preliminary design with a spherical proof mass.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4856, Gravitational-Wave Detection, (26 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458562
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Benjamin Lange, VirtualPBX, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4856:
Gravitational-Wave Detection
Peter Saulson; Adrian M. Cruise, Editor(s)

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