J-GLOBAL ID:200904032360762635  Research Project code:0450021725 Update date:Jan. 19, 2004

Study on control method of large-scale membrane deployment structure satellite ('Furoshiki satellite')

Study period:2002 - 2002
Research overview:
We have proposed the large-scale structure 'Furoshiki satellite' that deploys large membrane in the aero space by supporting the ends of the membrane by the satellite and investigated application to solar power generation satellite, the large-scale phase array antenna and so on and here we investigated on the control method to realize the orientation to the earth and maintenance of the membrane surface. Although control by the sliding of the end satellite was investigated, it is not practical due to large amount of fuel consumption. For its complement it has been found effective to maintain the membrane surface and control orientation by the interference of the current loop and earth magnetism arranged on the membrane, and design of configuration of current loop and logic for flowing current are studied.

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