|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/158R ; 244/164 ; 244/172|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 13 인용 특허 : 4|
In an electric propulsion system used for transferring a satellite to its operational orbit, a solar array adjustment system is controlled to compensate on a continuous basis for the attitude gyrations required by electric thrust vector optimization. The solar array control operates to maintain the solar array in a perpendicular orientation to the sun vector for optimum power generation.
[ We claim:] [1.] A satellite control for an electric propulsion system, said propulsion system used for transferring a satellite from a first orbit to a second orbit in accordance with a predetermined schedule which includes continuous adjustment of the direction of electrical propulsion to maintain optimum electrical propulsion system efficiency, said satellite being oriented with reference to orthogonal x, y, and z axis, said control including a ground control computer and further comprising:a system of electric propulsion thrusters mounted on the sat...