CARDAN-LESS INERTIAL ORIENTATION SYSTEM WITH ELECTROSTATIC GYROSCOPES FOR ORBITAL SPACESHIP
Public Corporation TSNII Electropribor; Chief Designer
S. S. Gurevich
Public Corporation TSNII Electropribor; Head of Section
G. I. Emelyantsev
ITMO University; chief scientific researcher
S. L. Levin
Public Corporation TSNII Electropribor; Head of Department
S. G. Romanenko
Public Corporation TSNII Electropribor; Scientist
Abstract. Results of development of cardan-less inertial orientation systems with electrostatic gyroscopes for orbital spaceships are reviewed. Construction of electrostatic gyroscope with solid rotor is described, and inertial system designed on the base of the gyroscope for orientation of space vehicles for remote sensing of the Earth is presented. The problem of system accuracy is considered, special features of software developed for the system are described. Some results of the system flight tests are demonstrated.
Keywords: electrostatic gyroscope, inertial system, orbital spaceship.