A STUDY OF THE STABILIZATION OF AN EARTH SATELLITE
POLYTECHNIC INST OF BROOKLYN NY MICROWAVE RESEARCH INST
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This study is concerned with the stabilization in attitude of an earth satellite. In particular two ways of obtaining good stabilization are studied. One by use of a gas rocket which yields a non linear system On - Off type studied by the phase plane method. The other by use of flywheels the stabilization is then a linear one. In both cases it is shown that a great simplification can be introduced in the stability equations by the introduction of some approximations. Even, in the non linear case, the approximations practically always justified bring an enormous simplification in the computations by suppressing the coupling between the three axis around which the stabilization is applied.
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