The test bench for mutual movement of spacecraft "Aerotable"

The test bench for mutual movement of spacecraft "Aerotable"

Article: SX-AIRTABLE-01

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The aerodynamic table is designed to ensure the free movement of the studied objects in the horizontal plane with minimal friction. It is a precision aluminum horizontal surface with a uniform grid of holes, through which air from an external fan is supplied under pressure. Air pressure allows you to hold a load on an air cushion - one or more mock-ups of moving objects.

The table is used in laboratory conditions and is intended for:

  • working out algorithms for controlling the motion of the center of mass of spacecraft: tasks of autonomous navigation, control of onboard propulsion systems, operation of ADCS;
  • studying the motion control algorithms of a group of microsatellites intended for conducting spatial studies of near-Earth space, as well as technological experiments in orbit. The latter include experiments on autonomous relative navigation, distributed orbital computing systems, inter-satellite communications, the operation of cable systems, automatic inspection and docking, and other tasks related to these topics.



The aerodynamic table is able to simulate free movement without friction in the horizontal plane of one or several models of small-sized mobile objects, for example, microsatellites, weighing up to 10 kg each; determine the parameters of their movement using an independent measurement system.

Размеры активной зоны 1500 x 2000 мм;
Грузоподъемность шайбы с электроникой системы управления до 10 кг
Минимальный зазор между шайбой и столом до 0.5 мм
Рабочее тело воздух
Возможность механической регулировки горизонтальности поверхности стола с точностью не хуже 0.1мм
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