ATTITUDE CONTROL TECHNIQUES

Ellwyn E. Angle

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: For accurate astronomical study of Earth and other celestial bodies from a small confined space vehicle in cislunar or translunar to interplanetary flight the damping of the small perturbations about a given reference is extremely important. Long time exposure of astro cameras and associated equipment for celestial measurements requires an effectively rigid foundation or reference. One can consider two types of rigid bases. The first type is that of controlling precisely the attitude of the complete space vehicle, and the second type is controlling the atitude of the complete vehicle to a rough but known variation and superimposing independent instrument platform control with more precision.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 1
Pages: 66 - 71
Cite this article: Angle, Ellwyn E., "ATTITUDE CONTROL TECHNIQUES", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1958, pp. 66-71.
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