Guidance and Control II - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123955876, 9780323141826

Guidance and Control II

1st Edition

Editors: Robert Langford
eBook ISBN: 9780323141826
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 1014
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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 Preface 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 Throttleab


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