BS ISO 21648:2008 - Space systems. Flywheel module design and testing – BSI British Standards

BS ISO 21648:2008

Space systems. Flywheel module design and testing

Status : Current   Published : February 2009



BS ISO 21648:2008 Space systems. Flywheel module design and testing

BS ISO 21648 establishes the design, analysis, material selection and characterization, fabrication, test and inspection of the flywheel module (FM) in a flywheel used for energy storage in space systems.

These requirements, when implemented on a flywheel module, will ensure a high level of confidence in achieving safe operation and mission success. With appropriate modifications, BS ISO 21648 can also be applied to similar devices, such as momentum and reaction wheels and control-moment gyroscopes.

The requirements set forth in BS ISO 21648 are the minimum requirements for flywheel modules in flywheels used in space flight applications. They specifically apply to the parts in the flywheel rotor assembly (FRA), including rim, hub and/or shaft and other associated rotating parts, such as the bearings and the motor generator rotor.

The requirements are also relevant to the non-rotating parts, such as module housing, main suspension assembly (magnetic or rolling element bearings, superconductor bearings, etc.), motor stator, caging mechanism and sensors within the module housing, and backup bearings, if applicable.

Control and interface electronics are not covered by BS ISO 21648.

Contents of BS ISO 21648:

Terms, definitions, symbols and abbreviated terms
Terms and definitions
Abbreviated terms
General requirements
Design requirements
Requirements for materials
Fabrication and process control
Quality assurance
Repair and refurbishment
Storage requirements
Transportation requirements
Verification requirements
Design requirements verification
Qualification tests
Acceptance tests

Standard NumberBS ISO 21648:2008
TitleSpace systems. Flywheel module design and testing
Publication Date28 February 2009
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 21347
International RelationshipsISO 21648:2008
Draft Superseded By07/30146415 DC
DescriptorsSpace technology, Spacecraft, Space vehicles, Space technology components, Flywheels, Modules, Rotors (mechanical), Mechanical components, Design, Analysis, Approval testing, Inspection
Title in FrenchSystèmes spatiaux. Conception et essai du module de volant moteur
Title in GermanRaumfahrt Systeme. Schwungrad Modul Entwicklung und Prüfung
ISBN978 0 580 56580 9
File Size357.5 KB

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