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
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2012 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 2012 Dec 162012 Dec 18

Other

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

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Sugai, F., Abiko, S., Tsujita, T., Jiang, X., & Uchiyama, M. (2012). Development of an eddy current brake system for detumbling malfunctioning satellites. In 2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2012 (pp. 325-330). [6427330] https://doi.org/10.1109/SII.2012.6427330