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Design and construction of a magnetic field simulator for cubesat attitude control testing

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JournalJournal of Instrumentation, Automation and Systems
DateAccepted/In press - 6 Jun 2014
DatePublished (current) - 2014
Issue number1
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)1-9
Original languageEnglish


A real time, three axis space magnetic field simulator, developed using only commercial, off-the-shelf components, is described in this paper. It is a complete and independent system to be used for the ground testing of nanosatellites, allowing automated magnetic attitude control systems to be verified. The main aim of this simulator is to reproduce magnetic field conditions in orbit with low cost mechanical and electronic designs. The system is capable of creating a region of uniform, directed magnetic field on command for nanosatellite ground testing.

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  • nanosatellites, electromagnetism, helmholtz coils, attitude control, magnetic field simulator, cubesat, attitude control testing

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