Accession Number : ADD010146

Title :   A Low Susceptibility Proof Mass for a Single Axis Drag Compensation System,

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Fischell,Robert E

Report Date : 07 May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The present invention provides certain improvements in the foregoiong single-axis disturbance compensation system, particularly in the proof mass and in the suspension thereof, which improvements minimize coning, tilting, and other undersirable motions of the proof mass as it moves along the current carrying rod, while keeping the proof mass compatible with predetermined design suspension and along track forces. With the foregoing in mind, it is a principle object of the invention to provide, in a single axis drag compensation system of the type described earlier, an improved proof mass and suspension system.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Artificial satellites, *Orbits, *Compensation, *Control systems, Drag, Magnetic fields, Gravity, Permanent magnets, Electric conductors, Mass, Countermeasures, Inventions

Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE