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Evaluation of developing inertial stabilization unit
Author(s): Masaki Haruna; Kazuhide Kodeki; Seiichi Shimizu; Kazuhiko Fukushima; Osamu Takahara; Toshiyuki Ando; Jiro Suzuki; Eisuke Haraguchi
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Paper Abstract

Micro vibrations generated from some internal disturbance sources such as a reaction wheel degrades the pointing stability of an observation satellite. To suppress the pointing error, we have been developing an inertial stabilization unit. A prototype mechanism is designed based on concepts that it has non-contact actuators and sensors, and rotational leaf springs are applied to support a stabilized platform in order to meet two requirements which are precise drive and tolerance for launch load. Two kind of inertial sensors are installed on the platform to measure the attitude directly. Each of these two inertial sensors covers low or high bandwidth signal respectively. These signals will be able to be combined as one wideband signal to stabilize the platform in inertial space. In this paper, the developing prototype mechanism and control equipment are described and the basic evaluation results are reported. Less than 0.3urad as a drive precision and more than 100Hz as a local sensor control bandwidth are verified. The development of the system has not completely finished yet, but the basic performance is certified to meet the design specification. From now on, we continue to develop the unit. These future results can be applied to inter-satellite laser communication system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9354, Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXVII, 93540N (16 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2077933
Show Author Affiliations
Masaki Haruna, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Kazuhide Kodeki, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Seiichi Shimizu, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Kazuhiko Fukushima, Mitsubishi Electric Corp (Japan)
Osamu Takahara, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Toshiyuki Ando, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Jiro Suzuki, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Eisuke Haraguchi, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9354:
Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXVII
Hamid Hemmati; Don M. Boroson, Editor(s)

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