Masters Theses

Abstract

"The effects of precession thrust pulses and energy dissipation upon nutation of a spin-stabilized spacecraft are studied. Methods for controlling nutation during a precession maneuver are proposed and examined. In particular, a precession modulation control law is developed which uses precession thrust pulses to control nutation. Digital simulations show that precession control with separate nutation control is the fastest precessing system; however, the precession modulation method is only fractionally slower while not requiring a separate nutation control system"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Taylor, Javin M.

Committee Member(s)

Crosby, Herbert A., 1926-1992
Koval, Leslie Robert

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Goddard Space Flight Center

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1973

Pagination

viii, 55 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 28).

Rights

© 1973 Richard James Donner, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Nutation -- Computer simulation
Guidance systems (Flight)
Flight control

Thesis Number

T 2930

Print OCLC #

6020316

Electronic OCLC #

911638898

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1066999~S5

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