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Helmholtz Cage Design and Validation for Nanosatellites HWIL Testing

da Silva, Rodrigo Cardoso; Ishioka, Igor Seiiti Kinoshita; Cappelletti, Chantal; Battistini, Simone; Borges, Renato Alves

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Rodrigo Cardoso da Silva

Igor Seiiti Kinoshita Ishioka

Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering

Simone Battistini

Renato Alves Borges


This paper deals with the design, realization and testing of an Earth magnetic field simulator, that allows to validate hardware in the loop algorithms, as well as to test new actuators. The design is driven by typical small satellites functional requirements. The subsystems that compose the simulator are described in detail. The validation of the simulator is performed by assessing its functioning, the uniformity of the recreated magnetic field and the functionality of a magnetorquer.


da Silva, R. C., Ishioka, I. S. K., Cappelletti, C., Battistini, S., & Borges, R. A. (2019). Helmholtz Cage Design and Validation for Nanosatellites HWIL Testing. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 55(6), 3050-3061.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 27, 2019
Online Publication Date Feb 8, 2019
Publication Date 2019-12
Deposit Date Nov 24, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jan 11, 2021
Journal IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Print ISSN 0018-9251
Electronic ISSN 1557-9603
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 55
Issue 6
Pages 3050-3061
Keywords Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Aerospace Engineering
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