The key role of the Italian Spring Accelerometer (ISA) in the radio science measurements of the ESA BepiColombo mission to Mercury is to remove, a posteriori, the non-gravitational accelerations acting on the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) due to the very strong radiation environment around Mercury. This paper is devoted to describe the on-ground actuator calibration procedure along with the facility assembled to carry it out. Such a calibration is necessary to guarantee the accelerometer performance and hence to reach the very ambitious objectives of the Radio Science Experiment (RSE) of the ESA mission.

On-Ground Actuator Calibration for ISA - BepiColombo / Pisani, Marco; Astrua, Milena; Iafolla, V.; Santoli, F.; Lucchesi, D.; Lefevre, C.; Lucente, M.. - (2015). ((Intervento presentato al convegno International Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace (MetroAeroSpace).

On-Ground Actuator Calibration for ISA - BepiColombo

PISANI, MARCO;ASTRUA, MILENA;
2015

Abstract

The key role of the Italian Spring Accelerometer (ISA) in the radio science measurements of the ESA BepiColombo mission to Mercury is to remove, a posteriori, the non-gravitational accelerations acting on the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) due to the very strong radiation environment around Mercury. This paper is devoted to describe the on-ground actuator calibration procedure along with the facility assembled to carry it out. Such a calibration is necessary to guarantee the accelerometer performance and hence to reach the very ambitious objectives of the Radio Science Experiment (RSE) of the ESA mission.
International Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace (MetroAeroSpace)
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