14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, SYSID 2006

SYSID-2006 Paper Abstract


Paper ThB6.3

Guiu, Emeline (Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales(ONERA)), Rodrigues, Manuel (Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales), Touboul, Pierre (Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérosptiales), Loiseau, Jean Jacques (Inst. de Recherche en Communications et Cybernétique de Nantes ()

Calibration Methods for the Test of the Equivalence Principle

Scheduled for presentation during the Regular Session "Applications of System Identification" (ThB6), Thursday, March 30, 2006, 16:10−16:30, Newcastle Room

14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, March 29 - 31, 2006, Newcastle, Australia

This information is tentative and subject to change. Compiled on September 24, 2018

Keywords Mechanical and Aerospace, Error Quantification


MICROSCOPE is a scientific space mission which aims to verify the Equivalence Principle with an accuracy of 10-15, 100 times better than the best current lab experiences. Special attention has been paid to the accelerometric environment of the satellite in order to decrease all the disturbing accelerations. The payload is the core of a complex servo system that allows the drag compensation and the attitude control of the satellite, that generates reference signals for the instrument calibration and gives the Equivalence Principle data. This paper focuses particularly on the development of servo manoeuvres needed for the calibration.