Far-Infrared Interferometric Telescope Experiment (FITE): Three-Axis Stabilized Attitude Control System

Access this Article

Author(s)

    • NAKASHIMA Asami
    • Division of Particle and Astrophysical Science, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
    • MORISHITA Hirono
    • Division of Particle and Astrophysical Science, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
    • WATABE Toyoki
    • Division of Particle and Astrophysical Science, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
    • YAMAMOTO Kodai
    • Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
    • TANABE Mitsuhiro
    • Division of Particle and Astrophysical Science, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
    • KANOH Ryoko
    • Division of Particle and Astrophysical Science, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
    • ITOH Yusuke
    • Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
    • SHIBAI Hiroshi
    • Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
    • KAWADA Mitsunobu
    • Division of Particle and Astrophysical Science, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
    • KATO Eri
    • Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
    • KANOH Tetsuo
    • Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
    • KOHYAMA Tsunehito
    • Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
    • MATSUMOTO Yuka
    • Division of Particle and Astrophysical Science, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University

Abstract

FITE (Far-Infrared Interferometric Telescope Experiment) is a far-infrared balloon-borne interferometer that we have developed. The goal of this project is to achieve a high spatial resolution, 1 arcsecond, at the wavelength of 100 microns with the baseline length of 20 meters. Therefore, it is required that the attitude of FITE gondola should be controlled in the attitude stabilizing accuracy of about 1 arcsecond. In order to meet this requirement, we adopted the three-axis stabilized attitude control. As a result, we will be able to control its attitude stabilizing accuracy in the order of 1 arcsecond, which is 1-2 orders of magnitude better than traditional balloon-borne telescopes.

Journal

  • TRANSACTIONS OF THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES, AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY JAPAN

    TRANSACTIONS OF THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES, AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY JAPAN 8(ists27), Tm_19-Tm_24, 2010

    THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES

Codes

Page Top