"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.
Taylor, Javin M.
Crosby, Herbert A., 1926-1992
Koval, Leslie Robert
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Goddard Space Flight Center
University of Missouri--Rolla
viii, 55 pages
© 1973 Richard James Donner, All rights reserved.
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
Nutation -- Computer simulation
Guidance systems (Flight)
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Donner, Richard James, "Nutation control during precession of a spin-stabilized spacecraft" (1973). Masters Theses. 3479.