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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The WALI team at Western Michigan University requested a test environment to validate their CubeSat’s de-tumbling control system and hardware. The test environment required a Helmholtz cage and spherical air bearing. The Helmholtz cage provides an adjustable magnetic field to simulate low earth orbit; the spherical air bearing simulates the friction free environment the CubeSat will experience in space. In conjunction, the two components create an adjustable system that simulates a satellite in low earth orbit.
Theoret, Nicolas, "Attitude Determination Control Testing System (Helmholtz Cage and Air Bearing)" (2016). Honors Theses. 2783.
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