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About Motor Controllers

Motiv designs and delivers advanced motion control solutions for the extreme environments of space. From earth orbit, to deep space, to the cryogenic temperatures of the moon we have solutions to get you moving. Motiv’s innovative motor controllers drive everything from robots to deployment mechanisms. In most cases the controllers can be tailored for your specific environment for radiation and parts pedigree to allow you to rapidly move from the lab to flight with the same architecture – saving you time and money. Our team at Motiv can tailor all of our products to support any application you have in the extreme environments of space.

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Motor Controllers

Motiv's Alpha Motor Controller

Universal Brushless/Stepper DC Motor Controller

Alpha Motor Controller

Motiv’s Alpha motor controller is an incredibly capable and flexible single channel robotic motion control card. It can be used for a wide variety of applications in nearly all domains. The Alpha controller is the most capable motor controller on the market.

Features

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Single Axis Motor Controller Card

Supports 3-Phase BLDC or Stepper Motors

Stepper Modes: Full Step and Half Step

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BLDC Control: Current, Velocity, & Position

Commutation: Hall Sensor, Resolver/Field Director

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Feedback: Absolute Encoder, Multi-Speed Resolver Sensing, Inductosyns

Operational Temperature Range: -55C to +85C

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I/O port for configurable digital interfaces

Radiation Tolerance: Total Ionizing Dose 100kRad

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Communication: RS-422

Telemetry: Motor Current, Bus Voltage, Board Temperature, User Defined Telemetry (External): 8+ analog channels

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Physical Dimension: 23cm x 12.25cm Chassis Mount

Voltage or Power Handling: 20V – 100V Operations, up to 6A continuous (600W)

Sample Applications

High Fidelity Robotics

Precision Pointing Systems

Export Restrictions

Export of the Alpha Motor Controller is controlled under Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 9A515.x and is available for sale in the countries listed in Group A:5 .

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2 Channel Brushless/Stepper DC Motor Controller

Bravo Motor Controller

Motiv’s Bravo motor controller is a flexible 2 channel controller capable of operating both Stepper and Brushless DC motors. The compact size and simplified power and commanding interfaces allows for unprecedented packaging and operational flexibility.

Features

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Dual Axis Motor Controller Card

Supports 3-Phase BLDC or Stepper Motors

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BLDC Control: Current, Velocity, & Position

Stepper Modes: Full Step and Half Step

Radiation Tolerance: Total Ionizing Dose 100kRad

Commutation: Hall Sensor

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Communication: RS-422

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Resolver Commutation and Feedback (custom option)

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Feedback: Quadrature Encoders

Voltage/Power Handling: up to 2A per axis

Telemetry: Motor Current, Bus Voltage, Board Temperature, User Defined Telemetry (External): 8 analog channels

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Physical Dimension: 75mm x 100mm Compact Form Factor

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I/O port for configurable digital interfaces

Operational Temperature Range: -55C to +85C

Sample Applications

Gimbals

Positioners

Robotics

Focus Mechanisms

Filter Wheels

Cryo Coolers, etc

Instrument Mechanisms

Export Restrictions

Export of the Bravo Motor Controller is controlled under Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 9A515.x and is available for sale in the countries listed in Group A:5 .

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Motiv's Delta Motor Controller

Brushless DC Motor Controller

Delta Motor Controller

Motiv’s Delta motor controller is a small form factor motor controller with the widest application space in the portfolio. With its unique mother-daughter board configuration, the Delta can be configured for practically any power output scenario with a wide variety of I/O making it adaptable to almost any application.

Features

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Single Axis Motor Controller

Supports BLDC Motors and Stepper Motors

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BLDC Control: Current, Velocity, & Position

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I/O port for configurable digital interfaces

Radiation Tolerance: Total Ionizing Dose 30kRad, (100kRad available)

Commutation: Hall Sensor, Encoder, or Resolver

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Feedback: Absolute Encoder, Multi-Speed Resolver Sensing, Inductosyns

Voltage/Power Handling: 28V Operations, 3A continuous – 6A Peak

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Communication: RS-422

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Physical Dimension: 75mm x 75mm

Telemetry: Motor Current, Bus Voltage, Board Temperature, User Defined Telemetry

Operational Temperature Range: -55°C to +85°C

Sample Applications

Gimbals

Robotics

Instrument Mechanisms

Filter Wheels

Capture Devices

Positioners

Cryo Coolers, etc

Export Restrictions

Export of the Delta Motor Controller is controlled under Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 9A515.x and is available for sale in the countries listed in Group A:5 .

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Motiv's Echo Motor Controller

Brushless DC Motor Commutator

Echo Motor Controller

Motiv’s Echo motor controller provides the user a simple 2-wire interface to control a brushless DC motor. Its compact size allows it to be packaged with the motor making it ideal for deployments or replacing a heritage brushed motor solution.

Features

Brushless Commutation Enabled Via 2-Wire User Interface

Drive for Center Tapped WYE Wound BLDC Motor

Commutation: Hall Sensor

Operation: Motor direction changes with reversal of input voltage polarity or with optional logical inputs

Radiation Tolerance: Total Ionizing Dose 100kRad (COTS and Mil-Spec versions available)

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Operational Temperature Range: -55°C to +85°C

Telemetry: Velocity Indicator Pulse Output; Current Sense Output

Voltage/Power Handling: 22V-36V and 1.6A continuous

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Physical Dimension: 43mm Diameter

Drop-in Replacement For Heritage Brushed Motors

Sample Applications

Deployment Systems

Latch Releases

Pump Controls

Export Restrictions

Export of the Echo Motor Controller is controlled under Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 9A515.x and is available for sale in the countries listed in Group A:5 .

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