By Topic

An integrated micro HTS system for energy storage and attitude control for three-axis stabilized nanosatellites

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

7 Author(s)
Eunjeong Lee ; Dept. of Mech. Eng., Korea Adv. Inst. of Sci. & Technol., Daejeon, South Korea ; Bongsu Kim ; Junseok Ko ; Chi Young Song
more authors

This paper presents the development of an integrated micro high-temperature superconductor system for energy storage and attitude control of three-axis stabilized nano satellites. The micro HTS system consists of a flywheel/rotor, motor/generator, motor electronics, and a cooling system. The flywheel/rotor has been fabricated by using sintered NdFeB and the stator for motor/generator has been fabricated by micro fabrication technology. An alternative stator has been fabricated by cutting a 50 micron-thick copper film for comparison. A servo amplifier to drive the DC brushless motor of the integrated HTS system has been developed and successfully tested. A cooling system has been developed to test the system. It has been observed that the micro fabricated stator can make the flywheel rotate at a constant velocity of up to 12,000 rpm whereas the other stator generates a constant velocity of up to 2,500 rpm. Experiments show that the micro fabricated stator can significantly reduce the motor/generator losses.

Published in:

Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 2 )