Accession Number : AD0476309


Title :   PIBOL (PILOT-IN-THE-BOOSTER-LOOP) STUDY


Corporate Author : MARTIN CO DENVER CO


Personal Author(s) : Turner, D L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/476309.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 273


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to determine if, and under what conditions, the Titan III launch vehicle could provide response characteristics necessary for piloted control (PIBOL) during powered flight. This study determined the changes required to the Titan III system to provide these response characteristics, defined other hardware necessary for piloted control, compared the piloted system's reliability to that of the standard Titan III system, and determined the schedule and cost implications of PIBOL. This study did not evaluate the pilot's contribution to mission success. The results of this study showed that the Titan III launch vehicle can provide the response requirements desired with a minimum change to the system configuration. At the same time, the effect of inertial guidance system failures is effectively eliminated, through the use of the pilot and the changes defined by this study.


Descriptors :   *LAUNCH VEHICLES , *MANNED SPACECRAFT , ASCENT TRAJECTORIES , BOOSTER ROCKET ENGINES , COMMAND GUIDANCE , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , HANDLING , INERTIAL GUIDANCE , INSTRUMENTATION , LOGISTICS , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , PILOTS , PITCH(MOTION) , RELIABILITY , ROLL , SECOND STAGE ENGINES , SENSITIVITY , THIRD STAGE ENGINES , YAW


Subject Categories : Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE