Guidance and Control II

Guidance and Control II

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Editor: Robert Langford
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323141826

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Guidance and Control - II focuses on the techniques and processes involved relative to the control of rockets, missiles, and other space vehicles. Divided into seven parts with 36 chapters, the book focuses first on active and passive control for space vehicles; advances in attitude control; the stabilization of earth satellites; and the theoretical and practical considerations of solar pressure attitude control for interplanetary space vehicles. The compilation also notes the use of gyrostabilizers on satellites, including the use of two-pulse attitude control and bank angle control for an asymmetric spinning satellite. Experiments on gyro rotor imbalance on a stable platform and various navigation and guidance systems are also presented. The book also looks at the use of sensors, the stellar techniques for interplanetary flights, and control of space vehicles. The text also gives emphasis on various mathematical equations used to measure fuel optimization in orbital rendezvous. Guidance techniques in lunar landing are also discussed. The compilation is important for readers interested in studying the methods, principles, and processes involved in the control of space vehicles.

Table of Contents

  • The Guidance and Control Committee


    I. Active and Passive Attitude Control for Space Vehicles

    An Introduction to Section on Attitude Control

    Current Status of Progress in Attitude Control

    A System for Passive Gravity-Gradient Stabilization of Earth Satellites

    Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Solar Pressure Attitude Control for Interplanetary Spacecraft

    Control Moment Gyro Gravity Stabilization

    Applications of Gyrostabilizers to Satellite Attitude Control

    Integral Pulse Frequency On-Off Control

    A Time Optimal Attitude Control System Designed to Overcome Certain Sensor Imperfections

    Two-Pulse Attitude Control of an Asymmetric Spinning Satellite

    Bank Angle Control System for a Spinning Satellite

    Several Linear Stabilization and Reorientation Control System Configurations for a Rotating, Manned Orbital Space Station

    IL Inertial Guidance for Space Flight

    Drift of a Stable Platform Caused by Gyro Rotor Unbalance

    Stellar Alignment of a Gyroscopically Stabilized Platform During Free-Fail

    Navigation and Guidance Systems Employing a Gimballess IMU

    Rigid Body Dynamics - Stable Platform Isolation Systems

    Interrogation of Spherical-Rotor Free Gyros

    III. On-board Techniques for Interplanetary Flight

    Background and Requirements on Radar Sensors for Spacecraft

    Stellar Techniques for Mid-course Navigation Guidance

    Infrared Horizon Sensor Techniques for Lunar and Planetary Approaches

    Novel Solar System Compasses for Interplanetary Flight

    IV. Manned Control of Space Vehicles

    Pilot-Vehicle Control System Analysis

    A Survey of the Development of Models for the Human Controller

    Some Predictive Characteristics of the Human Controller

    V. Deep Space Guidance and Navigation

    Discussion of Guidance Policies for Multiple-Impulse Correction of the Trajectory of a Spacecraft

    A Class of Unified Explicit Methods for Steering Throttleable and Fixed-Thrust Rockets

    New Investigations in the Field of Error Propagation

    Theory of Error Compensation in Astro-Inertial Guidance Systems for Low-Thrust Space Missions

    Statistical Filtering of Space Navigation Measurements

    VI. Rendezvous

    Survey of Rendezvous Progress

    Fuel Optimization in Orbital Rendezvous

    Guidance System Complexity vs Fuel Consumption for Mid-course Correction of Rendezvous

    Application of Pontryagin's Maximum Principle to the Lunar Orbit Rendezvous Problem

    Guidance Dynamics for the Terminal Phase of Rendezvous

    VII. Re-Entry and Landing

    A Look at the Re-entry Problem

    A Simple Re-entry Guidance System

    A Minimum Fuel Vertical Touchdown Lunar Landing Guidance Technique

    Contributors to Volume 13

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1014
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323141826

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Robert Langford

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