International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
Attitude estimation of nano-satellite HIT-SAT by received power fluctuation
Tatsuhiro Sato, Kyohei Takenami, Ryuichi Mitsuhashi, Shin Satori,
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In this paper, it is verified that the angular velocity of the small satellite can be estimated from the cycle of the received signal intensity. Estimated angular velocity from received signal coincides with that valuated from on-board sensor of gyro and magnetometer. It will be possible that high sampling rate and multi position measurement as demonstrated in this experiment gives us more information about satellite attitude.