Ground test of attitude control system for micro satellite RISING-2

Nobuo Sugimura, Kazufumi Fukuda, Yoshihiro Tomioka, Masato Fukuyama, Yuji Sakamoto, Toshinori Kuwahara, Tetuya Fukuhara, Kazuya Yoshida, Yukihiro Takahashi

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Abstract

This paper summarizes the attitude control system and evaluation system of the 50kg class micro satellite RISING-2, which has developed by Hokkaido University and Tohoku University from 2010. In 2011, the flight models of each component were completed and now the software of RISING-2 is adjusted in order to put into an orbit in 2013. The missions of RISING-2 are observation of the earth surface, cumulonimbus clouds and planets with a telescope, measurement of the earth surface and ocean temperature distribution using a bolometer array and photography of sprite luminescence phenomenon using thunder observation camera and fish eye camera. To accomplish these scientific missions, the attitude control system needs to satisfy the requirements of observation equipments. This satellite attitude is controlled by the 3-axis reaction wheels in order to point to an arbitrary target direction. Especially, in the case of bolometer array observation, the target direction needs to be changed from deep space direction to the Earth-Center or the earth surface direction. We tried this observation sequence using the static closed loop test system which is constructed by the pre-flight model. Then, the test results illustrate that the attitude control system satisfy the requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2012
Pages301-306
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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