Far-Infrared Interferometric Telescope Experiment (FITE): Three-Axis Stabilized Attitude Control System
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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.
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TRANSACTIONS OF THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES, AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY JAPAN 8(ists27), Tm_19-Tm_24, 2010
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