|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/165 ; 74/572 ; 244/164|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 13 인용 특허 : 6|
Large angular control moments and torques are developed by controllably circulating a relatively small mass of liquid (22) through small diameter pipes (20) describing a large diameter loop (15f,a,b). The loop (15), by thus generating and storing angular momentum, can thereby provide efficient cancellation of periodic, non-accumulating, externally induced rotational disturbances. The loop (15) is preferably located on or near the periphery of a structure (10) which is to be thus stabilized.
A method for controlling and maintaining in any desired stable attitude a delta shaped space station in low earth orbit, comprising: installing three independent, planer, fluidic loops containing fluid having a density and viscosity approximating that of water or less around the periphery of three non-parallel faces of the delta shaped space station; providing means responsive to disturbances produced by aerodynamic and gravity gradients of the delta shaped space station for generating signals proportional thereto; and providing means in each loop respon...