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Aerospace Flywheel Technology Development for IPACS ApplicationsThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) are cooperating under a space act agreement to sponsor the research and development of aerospace flywheel technologies to address mutual future mission needs. Flywheel technology offers significantly enhanced capability or is an enabling technology. Generally these missions are for energy storage and/or integrated power and attitude control systems (IPACS) for mid-to-large satellites in low earth orbit. These missions require significant energy storage as well as a CMG or reaction wheel function for attitude control. A summary description of the NASA and AFRL flywheel technology development programs is provided, followed by specific descriptions of the development plans for integrated flywheel system tests for IPACS applications utilizing both fixed and actuated flywheel units. These flywheel system development tests will be conducted at facilities at AFRL and NASA Glenn Research Center and include participation by industry participants Honeywell and Lockheed Martin.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Glenn Research Center
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
McLallin, Kerry L.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Jansen, Ralph H.
(Ohio Aerospace Inst. Brook Park, OH United States)
Fausz, Jerry
(Air Force Research Lab. Kirkland AFB, NM United States)
Bauer, Robert D.
(Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Newtown, PA United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 2001
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:211093
Meeting Information
Meeting: 36th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
Location: Savannah, GA
Country: United States
Start Date: July 29, 2001
End Date: August 2, 2001
Sponsors: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Inst. of Chemical Engineers, American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Nuclear Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc.
Funding Number(s)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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