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dc.contributor.authorPorter, Allison K
dc.contributor.authorAllinger, Dustin J
dc.contributor.authorSedwick, Raymond
dc.contributor.authorMerk, John
dc.contributor.authorOpperman, Roedolph A.
dc.contributor.authorBuck, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorEslinger, Gregory
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Peter
dc.contributor.authorMiller, David W
dc.contributor.authorBou Balust, Elisenda
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-12T14:31:49Z
dc.date.created2014-11-01
dc.date.issued2014-11-01
dc.identifier.citationPorter, A. [et al.]. Demonstration of electromagnetic formation flight and wireless power transfer. "Journal of spacecraft and rockets", 01 Novembre 2014, vol. 51, núm. 6, p. 1914-1923.
dc.identifier.issn0022-4650
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/25226
dc.description.abstractThe Resonant Inductive Near-Field Generation System uses a single set of hardware to perform both electromagnetic formation flight and wireless power transfer operations in a six-degree-of-freedom microgravity environment. The system serves primarily as a test bed for control algorithms, and operation onboard the International Space Station allows for more complicated and realistic algorithms to be tested. This offers an advantage compared with the restrictive, dynamic environment of flat floor facilities on the ground or the limited duration of reduced-gravity flights. The hardware attaches to the formation flight-test facility inside the International Space Station referred to as the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites. Design and development of the support hardware and electronics, as well as some test results from ground testing, a parabolic flight campaign, and preliminary test sessions on the International Space Station are presented. Ground tests and the parabolic flight campaign results include preliminary inertia and thruster characterization of the combined Resonant Inductive Near-field Generation System/Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites assembly. Preliminary on-orbit test results include data demonstrating wireless power transfer of approximately 30% and qualitative observations of electromagnetic formation flight with one Resonant Inductive Near-Field Generation System unit restrained and the other unit free floating.
dc.format.extent10 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Aeronàutica i espai
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Radiocomunicació i exploració electromagnètica
dc.subject.lcshAstronautics
dc.subject.lcshElectromagnetism
dc.subject.otherSATELLITE FORMATIONS
dc.titleDemonstration of electromagnetic formation flight and wireless power transfer
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacAstronàutica
dc.subject.lemacElectromagnetisme
dc.identifier.doi10.2514/1.A32940
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
drac.iddocument15371174
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.date.lift10000-01-01
upcommons.citation.authorPorter, A.; Allinger, D.; Sedwick, R.; Merk, J.; Opperman, R.; Buck, A.; Eslinger, G.; Fisher, P.; Miller, D.; Bou, E.
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upcommons.citation.publicationNameJournal of spacecraft and rockets
upcommons.citation.volume51
upcommons.citation.number6
upcommons.citation.startingPage1914
upcommons.citation.endingPage1923


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