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.
*On video previous version of aerodynamic table is used.
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.
|Overall dimensions||5000x4000x3000 mm|
|Active area dimensions||1860 x 2480 mm|
|Carrying capacity of platforms for test objects||Up to 10 kg|
|Working clearance between table surface and platforms||Up to 0.5 mm|
|Working body||Atmospheric air|
|Mechanical Horizon Accuracy||Not worse than 0.1 mm|
Accuracy of independent measurement system:
- by orientation
- by position on the table
Not worse than 1°
Not worse than 10 mm