Earth oriented satellite and process for controlling the position, nutation and spin

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5957410
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08658264

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A low earth orbiting satellite control arrangement according to the invention has an earth sensor for measuring roll and pitch of the satellite relative to an earth oriented moving reference system, a spin wheel mounted along an axis perpendicular to the orbital plane of the satellite for measuring spin of the satellite, and two magnet coils for generating control. A first of the two magnet coils is aligned substantially in parallel to a roll axis of the satellite, and the second is aligned substantially parallel to the yaw axis. Alternative control algorithms are disclosed for controlling attitude, nutation and spin of the satellite based on information from the earth sensor, spin wheel and an observer which is also mounted on the satellite.

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DAIMLER-BENZ AEROSPACE AGDE24

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bruederle, Ernst Ottobrunn, DE 5 45
Fichter, Walter Taufkirchen, DE 12 78
Surauer, Michael Chieming, DE 16 203

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HUGHES ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (2)
* 5413293 Magnetic torque attitude control systems 8 1992
* 5540405 Method and apparatus for compensating for magnetic disturbance torques on a satellite 12 1993
 
AEROSPATIALE SOCIETE NATIONALE INDUSTRIELLE (2)
* 5259577 Attitude control system for three-axis stabilized satellite in near-equatorial orbit 25 1991
* 5269483 Continuously acting one-way satellite roll-yaw attitude control method and device 16 1992
 
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (2)
* 4916622 Attitude control system 11 1988
* 5343398 Spacecraft roll-yaw compensator with orbit-rate and harmonic bandpass filters 10 1992
 
COMSAT CORPORATION (1)
* 4776540 Method of orienting a synchronous satellite 21 1987
 
Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm GmbH (1)
* 4746085 Method for determining the earth's magnetic field and a satellite's attitude for attitude control 9 1987
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The Boeing Company (3)
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SPACE SYSTEMS/LORAL, LLC (1)
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* 6471161 Satellite attitude control system 5 1999
 
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