A4.1 Measuring Considerations for Jitter Characterization on Small Satellite Reaction Wheels
- SMSI 2020
(did not take place because of Covid-19 virus pandemic)
- SMSI 2020 - Sensors and Instrumentation
- A4 Measurement of Force, Pressure, and Strain
- C. Cavalloni, M. Dumont - Institution Kistler Instrumente AG, Winterthur (Switzerland), B. Zwolinski - Kistler Instrument Corp., Amherst (USA)
- 67 - 68
Reaction wheels are used for attitude control of satellites without the need to use thrusters. Characterizing the unwanted vibration or jitter during reaction wheel operation supports balancing operations to optimize the unwanted disturbances. Usage of 6-Component Piezoelectric measurement chains was investigated and optimized to measure low level jitter with the highest precision.