DEVELOPING AND CREATION OF GROUND TESTING SIMULATOR FOR ORIENTATION AND STABILIZATION SYSTEM OF POLYITAN NANOSATELLITES
The article under the heading "Developing and creation of ground testing simulator for orientation and stabilization system of PolyITAN nanosatellites" is devoted to the research of methods of developing of the specialized simulator for the nanosatellite orientation and stabilization system ground testing. This problem is showed on the example of simulator developed in the National Technical Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”. Ground testing of the orientation and stabilization system is critically important phase of the pre-flight preparation of the nanosatellite. In order to provide precise tests, the simulator described in this article was developed. Objective of the simulator is to create targeted magnetic field in assured volume, where flight of the nanosatellite is imitated, stabilization and orientation performances are tested. The introduction describes experience of the PolyITAN team in developing of nanosatellites, the tasks of the first two nanosatellites - PolyITAN-1 and PolyITAN-2 are revealed, the actuality of this research is highlighted. The main part reveals the order of development of the simulator for orientation and stabilization system ground testing in gradual and sector-wise way. First part shows construction decisions in the simulator’s configuration to ensure accomplishment of the simulator’s objective. Second part describes calculation of the number of turns and the diameter of the wire to provide required value of the modulus of the vector of magnetic field induction, which is created by the simulator. Next part is devoted to calculation of power required for power sources, increment of magnetic field induction as a function of the current increment is provided, what is very important for power source selection. Next part is a research of the uniformity sphere - working space of the simulator, which must provide enough volume for testing of the 3U nanosatellites of CubeSat format. Final part describes control system of the simulator.
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