College - Author 1

College of Engineering

Department - Author 1

Mechanical Engineering Department

College - Author 2

College of Engineering

Department - Author 2

Aerospace Engineering Department

College - Author 3

College of Engineering

Department - Author 3

Aerospace Engineering Department


Stephen Kwok-Choon, College of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Department

Funding Source

Paul & Sandi Bonderson




Reaction wheels are widely used in aerospace systems as a method of attitude control. This research was focused on the design, development, and testing of a hardware-in-the-loop reaction wheel testbed that can be used for research and teaching applications related to satellite navigation and control. This project successfully utilized commercial off-the-shelf components to develop a reaction wheel capable of controlling the orientation of a freely rotating platform, as well as tracking objects using computer vision.




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