Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control

Author: J.R. Wertz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400999070

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 858

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Roger D. Werking Head, Attitude Determination and Control Section National Aeronautics and Space Administration/ Goddard Space Flight Center Extensiye work has been done for many years in the areas of attitude determination, attitude prediction, and attitude control. During this time, it has been difficult to obtain reference material that provided a comprehensive overview of attitude support activities. This lack of reference material has made it difficult for those not intimately involved in attitude functions to become acquainted with the ideas and activities which are essential to understanding the various aspects of spacecraft attitude support. As a result, I felt the need for a document which could be used by a variety of persons to obtain an understanding of the work which has been done in support of spacecraft attitude objectives. It is believed that this book, prepared by the Computer Sciences Corporation under the able direction of Dr. James Wertz, provides this type of reference. This book can serve as a reference for individuals involved in mission planning, attitude determination, and attitude dynamics; an introductory textbook for stu dents and professionals starting in this field; an information source for experimen ters or others involved in spacecraft-related work who need information on spacecraft orientation and how it is determined, but who have neither the time nor the resources to pursue the varied literature on this subject; and a tool for encouraging those who could expand this discipline to do so, because much remains to be done to satisfy future needs.
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Automatic Control in Aerospace 1994 (Aerospace Control '94)

Author: D. Schaechter,K.R. Lorell

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 148329692X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 9332

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An important, successful area for control systems development is that of state-of-the-art aeronautical and space related technologies. Leading researchers and practitioners within this field have been given the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss results at the IFAC symposia on automatic control in aerospace. The key research papers presented at the latest in the series have been put together in this publication to provide a detailed assessment of present and future developments of these control system technologies.
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Advances in Robot Kinematics

Theory and Applications

Author: Jadran Lenarčič,Federico Thomas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402006968

Category: Computers

Page: 518

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This is the fifth book of the Kluwer's series Advances in Robot Kine matics. The book presents the most recent research advances in the theory, design, control and application of robotic systems, which are intended for a variety of purposes such as manipulation, manufactur ing, automation, surgery, locomotion and biomechanics. The issues addressed are fundamentally kinematic in nature, including synthesis, calibration, redundancy, force control, dexterity, inverse and forward kinematics, kinematic singularities, as well as over-constrained systems. Methods used include line geometry, quaternion algebra, screw alge bra, and linear algebra. These methods are applied to both parallel and serial multi-degree-of-freedom systems. The results should interest researchers, teachers and students, in fields of engineering and mathe matics related to robot theory, design, control and application. Each contribution in this book had been rigorously reviewed by two or three independent reviewers and 53 articles had been recommended for publication. We are happy to observe that Advances in Robot Kine matics has always attracted the most outstanding authors and has de veloped a remarkable scientific community in the area. Many important and original scientific results were for the first time reported and dis cussed in these books. All articles in this book were also reported at the eight international symposium on Advances in Robot Kinematics that was organised in June 2002 in Caldes de Malavella in Spain.
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Automatic Control in Aerospace

Author: D. B. Schaechter,K. R. Lorell

Publisher: Pergamon

ISBN: 9780080422381

Category: Airplanes

Page: 438

View: 8791

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An important, successful area for control systems development is that of state-of-the-art aeronautical and space related technologies. Leading researchers and practitioners within this field have been given the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss results at the IFAC symposia on automatic control in aerospace. The key research papers presented at the latest in the series have been put together in this publication to provide a detailed assessment of present and future developments of these control system technologies.
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Infrared technology XV

7-9 August 1989, San Diego, California

Author: Irving J. Spiro,Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 455

View: 1984

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