|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/173 ; 244/171 ; 244/164|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 15 인용 특허 : 5|
A spacecraft traveling in a volume of space receiving radiation from the sun and encountering an undesired force. The spacecraft has a solar panel movably attached to said spacecraft. The spacecraft further includes a solar panel controller which controls the movement of the solar panel, wherein the controller moves the solar panel in a time modulated manner so that a torque is generated which compensates for the undesired force.
[ We claim:] [1.] A spacecraft traveling in a volume of space receiving radiation from the sun, comprising:a solar panel;a sensor measuring undesired forces exerted on said spacecraft and generating a signal representing said undesired forces;an evaluator which receives said signal and calculates from said signal a torque to be applied to said spacecraft to compensate for said undesired forces;a comparator generating a comparator signal indicative of whether said torque is within a predetermined range; and,a solar panel controller which receives said com...