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Electromagnetic Torque Rods for ADACS
Complete ADACS and ADACS components for CubeSats and Small Spacecraft.
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Guidance and Control
Systems for CubeSats and Small Satellites customized to mission requirements.
Adcole Maryland Aerospace's compact guidance and attitude control systems are designed to accommodate a variety of sensor options and combinations. ADACS sensor configuration examples:
  • 2 Star Trackers
  • 1 Star Tracker - 1 Sun Sensor
  • 2 Earth Horizon Sensors

Technical Questions:

discover@adcolemai.com

The MAI-400 electromagnet assembly is offered in three different models, each with its own set of unique capabilities suited for specific mission requirements. An optional electromagnet driver PCB board is provided that can drive a set of three electromagnets.

Torque Rod Specifications (3 Types)

Dipole Moment: 

  Type 1: 0.15 Am^2

  Type 2: 0.6 Am^2

  Type 3: 0.3 Am^2

Operating Temperature: -40 to 80

Weight: 

  Type 1: 18 grams

  Type 2: 57 grams

  Type 3: 55 grams

Dimensions:

  Type 1: 1.32 x 0.58 x 0.45

  Type 2: 2.64 x 0.71 x 0.52

  Type 3: 1.80 x 0.80 x 0.80

DC Voltage: 5V

Current: 

  Type 1: 0.09 A

  Type 2: 0.10 A

  Type 3: 0.11 A

Specifications Driverboard

Dimensions: 2.75" x 2.75" x 0.45" (max height)

Operating Temperature: -40 to 80 Degrees C

Weight: 24 grams

Interface: I2C, RS232

DC Voltage: 5V

Current: 0.03A

Torque Rod

MAI-500 ADACS

Maryland Location:

2145 Priest Bridge Dr, Ste15
Crofton, MD 21114

Telephone: (410) 451-2505
Fax: (410) 451-2507

Massachusetts Location:

669 Forest Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

Telephone: (508) 485-9100
Fax: (508) 481-6142

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