Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Engineering (CSECE 2018)

An Air Bearing Facility for Antenna Pointing Mechanism

Authors
Guoyong Yang, Hongguang Wang, Lie Ling, Feng Gao
Corresponding Author
Guoyong Yang
Available Online February 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/csece-18.2018.5How to use a DOI?
Keywords
air bearing facility; planar air bearing; air spindle; unload gravity; antenna pointing mechanism
Abstract
An air bearing facility is built to test the antenna pointing mechanism of track and data relay satellite. A hierarchical and simultaneous gravity unloading method is proposed to unload the gravity on the ground. The air bearing facility is a two layers structure. Planar air bearings and air spindle are used to unload the gravity of antenna pointing mechanism. An artificial load is designed to replace the antenna. Two joints of antenna pointing mechanism can rotate separately or together freely without the influence of gravity on the ground. The artificial load not only matches the mass, moment of inertial and basic frequency of the antenna, but also solves the coupling problem of moment of both axes. The air bearing facility is designed and established based on the proposed method and analysis. The effectiveness of this facility is proved with the simulation and the experiments and test results.
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Proceedings
2018 International Conference on Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Engineering (CSECE 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
February 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-487-3
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/csece-18.2018.5How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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