Accession Number : AD0474276


Title :   RESEARCH ON SATELLITE ATTITUDE CONTROL USING PLASMA PINCH ENGINES.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : FAIRCHILD HILLER CORP FARMINGDALE NY REPUBLIC AVIATION DIV


Personal Author(s) : Vogel, Erwin


Report Date : 01 Oct 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 79


Abstract : This is the final report covering theoretical considerations regarding the application of the Plasma Pinch Engine to Satellite Attitude Control. Both three-axis and two-axis control are considered, with emphasis on two-axis stabilization of a vehicle axis to the local vertical. Stability and cross coupling problems are investigated and methods of damping the free yaw axis are considered. Design rules for implementing such systems are given. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , *PLASMA ENGINES , ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS , PLASMA ENGINES , EQUATIONS OF MOTION , ORBITS , STABILIZATION , THRUST , MAGNETIC FIELDS , DAMPING , MOTION , TORQUE , HYSTERESIS , PASSIVE SYSTEMS , YAW , ALIGNMENT


Subject Categories : Electric and Ion Propulsion
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE