Development of an Actuator for an Airdropped Platform Landing System

BARBOSA, VC, DIAS BARCELOS JUNIOR, MN, BORGES, RA, BATTISTINI, Simone and CAPPELLETI, C (2020). Development of an Actuator for an Airdropped Platform Landing System. In: 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference. IEEE.

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This work presents an actuation system that aims at improving the maneuvering capability during the landing phase of the LAICAnSat platform. The LAICAnSat is a low-cost, modular platform for high altitude applications, such as remote sensing, telecommunications, research, development and innovation within the aerospace field. The landing system uses a ram-air parachute that is actuated by servo motors located on a pseudo 2U CubeSat platform. This platform differs from the actual CubeSat standard due to the actuation mechanisms on the outside of a 2U standard module. A brake lines actuator is responsible for the directional, speed and glide ratio control. The paper provides details of the design, realization and testing of the actuation system, which represent a first attempt in the development of an autonomous landing system for the LAICAnSat.

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Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2020 12:44
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