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Use of new developments on attitude control sensors for the microsatellite Flying Laptop

Waidmann, M. and Waidmann, C. and Saile, D. and Grillmayer, G. (2006) Use of new developments on attitude control sensors for the microsatellite Flying Laptop. Proceedings of the 57th IAC/IAF/IAA, Valencia, Spain .



The Flying Laptop is a micro-satellite currently under development at the Institute of Space Systems, Universität Stuttgart. The primary mission objective of the Flying Laptop is technology demonstration for the future projects of the Institute of Space Systems. Several attitude sensors, either in-house developed or from external companies with no previous flight heritage, are being used. Electronic boards and mechanical housings were designed for the GPS system, the fiber-optic gyros and the magnetic torquers. The GENIUS experiment aims to increase the GPS accuracy in orbit by using an ultra stable oscillator (USO) and includes attitude determination. The C-FORS fiber optic gyro is a commercial product developed for aviation. With the Micro Advanced Stellar Compass made by the Technical University of Denmark and the Magnetometer made by Zarm-Technik new developments, so far not flown, are integrated. All attitude sensors and actuators are connected to a field programmable gate array (FPGA). This kind of onboard computer offers a more accurate timing and parallel processing of the sensors' and actuators' signals. The paper focuses on the attitude sensors and actuators and their interfaces to the on-board computer.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
Divisions:Department of Mathematics and Computer Science > Institute of Mathematics > Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Group
ID Code:544
Deposited By: Ulrike Eickers
Deposited On:15 Jul 2009 14:36
Last Modified:03 Mar 2017 14:40

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