Automatic Control in Space - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080244495, 9781483158976

Automatic Control in Space

1st Edition

Proceedings of the 8th IFAC Symposium, Oxford, England, 2-6 July 1979

Editors: C. W. Munday
eBook ISBN: 9781483158976
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 498
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Automatic Control in Space is a compendium of papers presented on the Eighth IFAC Symposium that took place in Oxford, England in July 1979. The book is comprised of an assortment of presentations prepared by experts in the fields of engineering, computer science, robotics, optics, aeronautics, and other allied disciplines discussing various aspects and types of automatic control systems and applications used in space technology. The text covers a broad range of topics on space technology, such as stabilization systems for space telescopes and balloon platforms; spacecraft attitude estimation and space navigation; and various control algorithms for different motion stabilization problems. Robotic systems; automatic control for large space transportations; and a path selection system for an autonomous Martian roving vehicle are presented as well. The text will be of high interest for engineers, computer scientists, physicists, inventors, astronomers, and various experts in space technology.

Table of Contents

Internal Image Motion Compensation System for the Shuttle Infrared Telescope Facility

A Balloon-borne Three Axis Stabilized Platform for Large Astronomy Experiments

Attitude Control Systems for Scientific Balloon Payloads

Accurate Spacecraft Attitude Estimation with the ESA Star-mapper

Stabilization and Control of the International Ultraviolet Explorer including a Summary of Flight Performance

The Annular Suspension and Pointing System

Stochastic Algorithms for Parameters Estimation and Their Application to Space Navigation

Optimal Control of Large Angle Attitude Maneuvers for Flexible Spacecraft

A Simple Stability Criterium for Satellites with Flexible Appendages

Advances in Spherical Attitude Control Drive with Optical Velocity Identification

Direct Digital Control of Dry-tuned Rotor Gyros

Optimal Design of a Digital Control in Trajectory Stabilization Problem

Autonomous Station-keeping of Geostationary Satellites

Atmospheric Perturbation and Control of a Shuttle-tethered Satellite

Analysis and Design of Special-purpose Software of On-board Digital Computer for Space Vehicles

A Mathematical Model of a Towed Cable as an Object of Automatic Control

Verification of the Space Shuttle Ascent Flight Control

Sequence-algorithms of Descent and Pre-landing Maneuverer Control in a Hypersonic Spacecraft

The Optimization of Spacecraft Orbit Maneuvers

An Adaptive, High Precision, Gas Jet Satellite Attitude Control System for Microprocessor Implementation

A Digital Algorithm of Filtering and Control for Satellite Attitude Control Systems

A Low Noise Control System for a High Pointing Accuracy Satellite

Control Algorithms Onboard IRAS

Simulation Equipment for the Research Semiautomatic Control Processes under External Disturbances

Color CRT Data Display System for Process Control Applications

Description of the Attitude and Orbit Control and Determination of the European OTS Satellite and Evaluation of Light Test Results

Apple Magnetic Attitude Control (AMAC) - A New Attitude Control Concept

An Advanced Spacecraft Attitude Control Prototype: Closed Loop Tests and Architecture Investigations

Attitude Estimation and Control of Satellites in Geosynchronous Orbit

Low-cost Magnetic Bearing Reaction Wheel

Conceptual Design of Integrated Energy Storage and Attitude Control System

Optical Fiber Gyroscope

Motion Control System Development for a Mobile Robot

Study of an Integrated Attitude Sensing System and Development of a Prototype

Orbital Performance Evaluation of a Precision Gyroscope Attitude Reference System

A Survey of Automatic Control Techniques for Large Space Structures

Probabilistic Estimates for Phase Characteristics of Elastic Oscillations in Flexible Spacecraft Stabilization Mode

Free-flying Manipulation Robot Computer Control

Problems of Motion Control for Mobile Robots

Aircraft Landing Digital Control System

Motion Control of Biped Walking Robots

A Laser Range-finder Path Selection System for Martian Rover using Logarithmic Scanning Scheme

IPS Attitude Measurement Software

Design of IPS Control Loops

On-orbit Operation of the Space-lab Instrument Pointing System (IPS)

Interactive System for Computation of Spacecraft Orientation Parameters of Control

Design and Design Verification of the Ariane Launcher Guidance and Control System

Algorithmic Methods of Increasing Reliability of Space Vehicles Terminal Control

Closed Loop Dynamic Testing of the INTELSAT V Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem Hardware

Modal Approach for Modeling Flexible Manipulators: Experimental Results

The Significance of UK Spacecraft Control to Space Science

Three-axis Stabilized Attitude Control System for Chinese near Earth Orbit Satellites

On-board Computers for Control

Three-axis Stabilization of Communication Satellites. Past Experience with Symphonie and Application in Follow-on Projects

Problems of Motion Control of the Space Orbital Complex including the Salyut-6 Long-term Manned Station, the Soyuz Manned Transport Spacecraft and the Progress Automatic Cargo Spacecraft


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