Applications of Motor Controls in Space

A September 20th Military & Aerospace electronics-hosted webinar sponsored by VORAGO Technologies

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 8:00 AM PT
Sponsor: Vorago Technologies
Duration: 1 Hour

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With the proliferation of satellites for government and commercial applications, the need for highly reliable motor controls operating in extreme environments is more critical than ever. Motor controls are crucial to success in military and aerospace missions for various applications ranging from valve control, spacecraft attitude control, robotics, camera, lens control, antenna tracking and orientation, solar panel deployment and tracking, propulsion, tracking, orientation, and fluid control.

Brushed, stepper and brushless DC motors offer different advantages and disadvantages based on the specific challenges of each mission. In this webinar, we will cover: the types of motors used for various space applications and when to use open loop verse closed loop for motor control. The pros and cons of each option will be discussed while the viewer will learn of the various services and solutions available.


Eric Besnard | President & CEO | FlightWorks Inc.

Eric is President & CEO of FlightWorks Inc., an Original Equipment Manufacturer of high-tech, miniature pump and other fluidic components for aerospace, medical, chemical, energy and other industries. Since 2003, Eric has driven the company’s growth and expansion to serve a multitude of industries for numerous applications including UAV fuel systems, space propulsion and cooling, robotics, medical devices and much more. In addition to his corporate leadership, Eric spent many years in academia, first in research and then as a professor at California State University, Long Beach, specializing in Aerospace System Design, Liquid Propulsion, Numerical Analyses (CFD, heat transfer).

Danny Miller| Embedded Software Engineer | VORAGO Technologies

Jim Williams | Principal Engineer | VORAGO Technologies

Jim is a principal engineer at Vorago Technologies. He has more than 35 years of working in the electronics field, including experience in automotive, commercial, and aerospace. Previous history includes Delco/Delphi Electronics, Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor, Spansion Semiconductor, and Cypress Semiconductor. He takes pride in having the best wife and children on the planet.

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