Automatic Control in Space

Automatic Control in Space

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Editor: C. W. Munday
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158976

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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


    Author Index

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  • No. of pages: 498
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158976

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