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Technical Session XII: Next Generation

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Abstract

An overview of a 10 meter (tip-to-tip) system for deploying four 1-cm spherical sensors is presented. These sensors permit the measurement of the two-dimensional DC-electric field. The mechanism which deploys the sensors consists of a spool of wire with a small, non-magnetic, piezoelectric motor for deployment control. The entire wire boom system is 1.25 cm high and can fit in a standard CubeSat. A mockup satellite has been developed that mimics the dynamics of a spinning CubeSat as the booms are deployed. This platform contains a 3-axis magnetometer and a set of accelerometers for studying the dynamics of the deployment. Deployment tests in a 1-g field are presented. This mechanism will be flown on the NSF sponsored DICE mission.

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Aug 12th, 11:45 AM

Miniature Wire Boom System for Nano Satellites

An overview of a 10 meter (tip-to-tip) system for deploying four 1-cm spherical sensors is presented. These sensors permit the measurement of the two-dimensional DC-electric field. The mechanism which deploys the sensors consists of a spool of wire with a small, non-magnetic, piezoelectric motor for deployment control. The entire wire boom system is 1.25 cm high and can fit in a standard CubeSat. A mockup satellite has been developed that mimics the dynamics of a spinning CubeSat as the booms are deployed. This platform contains a 3-axis magnetometer and a set of accelerometers for studying the dynamics of the deployment. Deployment tests in a 1-g field are presented. This mechanism will be flown on the NSF sponsored DICE mission.