Prediction of gear wear for the estimation of solar array drive dynamic behavior

1Shatikhin, VE, 2Semenov, LP, 3Khoroshylov, VS, 3Popel', VM, 3Kostenko, GA
1Space Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
2State Space Agency of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
3Yangel Yuzhnoye State Design Office, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2006, 12 ;(4):033-037
Publication Language: Ukrainian
We describe the dynamic behaviour of the solar array gears installed on the long-life spacecraft. Impact of the time-dependant deterioration of gearing accuracy caused by the operational wear on the drive's dynamic performance is analysed. The necessity of taking into account the time-dependant deterioration of the gearing accuracy for the estimation of the solar array drive dynamic performance is justified.
Keywords: gear wear, long-life spacecraft, solar array
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