Attitude Control Systems
Honeybee Robotics’ Microsat CMG modules are a cutting-edge Attitude Control System (ACS) for small satellites in the 5-150 kg range (e.g. CubeSat to Microsat). Allowing high-agility slew maneuvers with high accelerations, the patent-pending system enables small satellites with limited mass, volume, and power resources to perform high-fidelity data acquisition, imaging and intelligence gathering missions. An integrated scissored-pair arrangement seamlessly replaces small satellite reaction wheels to provide greater agility without additional control algorithm complexity. The control electronics include a host communication architecture that is inherently flexible to allow the customer to employ the hosted steering law or to directly control each CMG of the array.