|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||B64G-001/36 B64G-001/24 B64G-001/44|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/168 ; 244/164 ; 244/173|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 10 인용 특허 : 4|
Solar wing positioning methods are provided which favorably reduce seasonal variation of generated power in a satellite while simultaneously managing the composite system influence that off-pointed solar wing operation imposes on the satellite. The composite system influence includes environmental torques and may also include other system influences such as wing-to-body thermal radiation, thruster plume impingement and antenna/sensor field of view encroachment. In the simplest method embodiment, the solar wings are tilted asymmetrically from a nominal po...
[ We claim:] [1.] A method of reducing a seasonal variation of generated power in solar wings of a satellite while simultaneously controlling a composite environmental torque that is imposed on said satellite, said satellite moving along an orbit path about a planet and along an orbit plane that is tilted from a sun line between a sun and said satellite by a seasonally-changing elevation angle, said solar wings having a nominal position orthogonal to said orbit plane and positioned on opposite sides of said orbit plane so that, in each of a plurality of ...