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Centrifuge rotor integrated analysis
Author(s): Koichi Ohtomi; Takuya Kanzawa; Roy Hampton; Osamu Kawamoto
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Paper Abstract

The Centrifuge Rotor (CR) is a large life science experiment facility which will be installed in the International Space Station (ISS). It will provide artificial gravity of 2g or less by rotating up to 4 science habitats, and it will be the first such machinery to be used in space. To prevent vibration disturbance exchanges between the CR and the ISS, a soft 5 dof vibration isolation mechanism is used which cannot support the CR weight on the ground. Therefore, the CR on-orbit performance must be predicted by integrated analysis which must model all of the equipment including sensors, actuators, flexible structure, gyroscopic effects, and controllers. Here, we introduce the CR mechatronics, a verification procedure, and examples of the application of the integrated analysis which is based on the general-purpose mechanism analysis software ADAMS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5420, Modeling, Simulation, and Calibration of Space-based Systems, (3 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.544738
Show Author Affiliations
Koichi Ohtomi, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Takuya Kanzawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Roy Hampton, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Osamu Kawamoto, NEC TOSHIBA Space Systems, Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5420:
Modeling, Simulation, and Calibration of Space-based Systems
Pejmun Motaghedi, Editor(s)

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