The Attitude Control Group

The Attitude Control and Determinination System (ACDS) group has the repsonsibility for stabilising the satellite - that is making sure the correct side points towards the Earth. For this task the group is dealing with both hardware and software issues.

In order to fulfill the Payload group's attitude requirements a three axis system is currently under development. To this system the group is developing a miniature sun sensor and a miniature magnetometer. For changing the satellite's attitude a purely magnetic control system is being developed using small magnetotorquers.

Hardware related issues:

Software/control theory related issues:

Responsibilities within the ACDS group