|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/169 ; 244/172 ; 244/054|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 5 인용 특허 : 8|
A system for supporting and selectively positioning an ion thruster (12) relative to a surface (14) of a spacecraft includes three angularly spaced thruster support assemblies (16, 17, 18). Each thruster support assembly includes a frame (20) which has a rotary actuator (42) mounted thereon. The rotary actuator is connected to an actuator member (36) which is rotatably connected to a thruster attachment member (19) connected to a body of the thruster. A stabilizer member (30) is rotatably mounted to the frame and to the thruster attachment member. The th...
[ I claim:] [1.] A system for supporting and selectively positioning an ion thruster on a spacecraft, comprising:a frame in operative connection with said spacecraft;a thruster attachment pin member, wherein the thruster attachment pin member is in operative connection with a body of said thruster and extends in a generally radially outward direction relative to said body in the area of the ion optics of said ion thruster;a stabilizer member, said stabilizer member having a first end and a second end, wherein said first end is rotatably mounted in operat...