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Integrated Power and Attitude Control System (IPACS) technology developmentsIntegrated Power and Attitude Control System (IPACS) studies performed over a decade ago established the feasibility of storing electrical energy in flywheels and utilizing the resulting angular momentum for spacecraft attitude control. Such a system has been shown to have numerous attractive features relative to more contemporary technology, and is appropriate to many applications (including high-performance slewing actuators). Technology advances over the last two decades in composite rotors, motor/generator/electronics, and magnetic bearings are found to support the use of IPACS for increasingly sophisticated applications. It is concluded that the concept offers potential performance advantages as well as savings in mass and life-cycle cost. Viewgraphs and discussion on IPACS are included.
Document ID
19930018625
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Eisenhaure, David B. (SatCon Technology Corp. Cambridge, MA., United States)
Bechtel, Robert (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Hockney, Richard (SatCon Technology Corp. Cambridge, MA., United States)
Oglevie, Ron (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Olszewski, Mitch (Oak Ridge National Lab. TN., United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington, Technology for Space Station Evolution. Volume 4: Power Systems(Propulsion)Robotics
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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