Small mass measurement system for use under microgravity conditions

Koichi Maru, Yusaku Fujii, Kazuhito Shimada
2009 Physics Procedia  
Small mass measurement system under microgravity conditions is described. The proposed method, based on the Levitation Mass Method, uses the law of conservation of momentum. In the proposed method, the force acting to the base from the Space Balance and the acceleration of the carrier of the object are measured, and the mass is derived based on the Newton equation of motion. Compact instruments for measuring small mass under microgravity conditions are proposed.
doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2009.06.010 fatcat:4kphxtk25bbgze43hxesbz67ym