The Solar Array Drive Electronics bases on the Airbus Defence and Space Universal Motor Control Electronics (MCE). Solar Array steering is performed according to given mode commands. The actual Solar Array position is reported via digital telemetry; Interface for SA reference switches, potentiometer or encoder available.
Autonomous operational modes available for continuous rotation in sun tracking speed, angular pointing, etc.
|Fully cold redundant Solar Array Drive Electronics within one housing|
|Dimensions||160 x 180 x 65 mm|
|Mass||< 2 kg|
|Power consumption||2.2 Watt in Standby|
|Output Power||up to 15 W per Motor|
|SADA Motor Types||2-phase or 3-phase Stepper Motors, adaptable to coil resistance/inductance, motor microstepping supported|
|SADA pos. sensors||configurable (switch / potentiometer / encoder)|
|Speed (configurable)||sun tracking speed (standard 1rev / day) acquisition speed (e.g. 1rev / 20 minutes)|
These units have in-flight heritage on the following programs: