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Sun and planet detection system for satellites. Sonnen- und Erderfassungsverfahren fuer Satelliten

Patent:

Abstract

The invention refers to a process for the sun and planet detection system for satellites stabilised in three axes and equipped with detection sensors. The purpose of the invention is to describe such a detection system, which makes quick and reliable guiding of the satellite to its final position possible, permits the use of sensors of simple construction and of simple control laws and simple control logic. According to the invention, this problem is solved by having cumulative or alternate steps, depending on the position of the satellite relative to the sun. According to the invention they refer to the position of the sun outside the field of view for the measurement of various components and the simultaneous availability of several component values. It is particularly advantageous if only the absolutely necessary satellite manoeuvres have to be carried out, as this saves fuel and makes it possible to increase the payload or extend the satellite's life. (HWJ).
Publication Date:
May 22, 1980
Product Type:
Patent
Report Number:
DE 2749868; C3
Reference Number:
DE-90-010347; EDB-90-165043
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 8 Nov 1977
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; SATELLITES; REMOTE CONTROL; REMOTE SENSING; CONTROL SYSTEMS; CONTROL; 320201* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Transportation- Air & Aerospace
OSTI ID:
6570190
Research Organizations:
Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm GmbH, Muenchen (Germany, F.R.)
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
German
Availability:
Available from Deutsches Patentamt, Muenchen (Germany, F.R.)
Submitting Site:
DE
Size:
Pages: (5 p)
Announcement Date:

Patent:

Citation Formats

Lange, B O, and Scheit, A. Sun and planet detection system for satellites. Sonnen- und Erderfassungsverfahren fuer Satelliten. Germany: N. p., 1980. Web.
Lange, B O, & Scheit, A. Sun and planet detection system for satellites. Sonnen- und Erderfassungsverfahren fuer Satelliten. Germany.
Lange, B O, and Scheit, A. 1980. "Sun and planet detection system for satellites. Sonnen- und Erderfassungsverfahren fuer Satelliten." Germany.
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title = {Sun and planet detection system for satellites. Sonnen- und Erderfassungsverfahren fuer Satelliten}
author = {Lange, B O, and Scheit, A}
abstractNote = {The invention refers to a process for the sun and planet detection system for satellites stabilised in three axes and equipped with detection sensors. The purpose of the invention is to describe such a detection system, which makes quick and reliable guiding of the satellite to its final position possible, permits the use of sensors of simple construction and of simple control laws and simple control logic. According to the invention, this problem is solved by having cumulative or alternate steps, depending on the position of the satellite relative to the sun. According to the invention they refer to the position of the sun outside the field of view for the measurement of various components and the simultaneous availability of several component values. It is particularly advantageous if only the absolutely necessary satellite manoeuvres have to be carried out, as this saves fuel and makes it possible to increase the payload or extend the satellite's life. (HWJ).}
place = {Germany}
year = {1980}
month = {May}
}