Development of an eddy current brake system for detumbling malfunctioning satellites

Fumihito Sugai, Satoko Abiko, Teppei Tsujita, Xin Jiang, Masaru Uchiyama

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    Abstract

    This paper proposes a new method to detumble uncontrolled large space debris such as malfunctioning satellites. There are many researches about a space robot capturing and deorbiting space debris. However it is generally very difficult to capture tumbling targets such as the malfunctioning satellites because these targets are out of control in attitude and rotate with nutational motion. Hence we propose a new way to detumble them with an eddy current brake. The eddy current brake can detumble the uncontrolled targets without any contact. In this paper, we describe design and development of a linear induction motor type of eddy current brake. Experimental verification is carried out to verify the performance of the developed eddy current brake in order to fulfill the requirement for detumbling the uncontrolled satellite.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2012
    Pages325-330
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
    Event2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2012 - Fukuoka, Japan
    Duration: 2012 Dec 162012 Dec 18

    Publication series

    Name2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2012

    Other

    Other2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2012
    CountryJapan
    CityFukuoka
    Period12/12/1612/12/18

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Information Systems

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