Attitude control of IKAROS solar sail spacecraft and its flight results

Ryu Funase, Osamu Mori, Yuichi Tsuda, Yoji Shirasawa, Takanao Saiki, Yuya Mimasu, Junichiro Kawaguchi

研究成果: Conference contribution

38 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

This paper introduces new attitude control system for solar sail which leverages solar radiation pressure and achieves completely fuel-free and oscillation-free attitude control of flexible spinning solar sail. Novel attitude control device was developed, which is a thin film-type device and can electrically control its optical parameters such as reflectivity to generate unbalance of the solar radiation pressure applied to the edge of the sail. By using this device, minute and continuous control torque can be applied to the sail so that very stable and fuel-free attitude control of large and flexible membrane is realized. The control system was implemented as an optional attitude control system for small solar power sail demonstrator IKAROS. On-orbit attitude control experiments were conducted and the performance of the controller was successfully verified compared with the ground-based analytical performance estimation.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
ページ4720-4725
ページ数6
出版ステータスPublished - 2010
外部発表はい
イベント61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010 - Prague, Czech Republic
継続期間: 2010 9 272010 10 1

出版物シリーズ

名前61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
6

Other

Other61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
国/地域Czech Republic
CityPrague
Period10/9/2710/10/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 航空宇宙工学
  • 天文学と天体物理学

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