eddy-current damper

eddy-current damper

[′ed·ē ‚kə·rənt ‚dam·pər]
(aerospace engineering)
A device used to damp nutation and other unwanted vibration in spacecraft, based on the principle that eddy currents induced in conducting material by motion relative to magnets tend to counteract that motion.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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