Accession Number:

AD0606316

Title:

FLUID FLYWHEEL ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM STUDIES,

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Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

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Report Date:

1964-08-17

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

A single-axis attitude control system using a fluid flywheel as the torque-producing element is analyzed. The control laws that are either analyzed or derived are 1 proportional control, 2 minimum orientation time control, and 3 minimum electrical-power consumption control. Pontryagins Maximum Principle was used to derive the latter two control laws. Experimental laboratory data are presented for the proportional control system. The smooth, low-velocity performance obtained using a fluid flyywheel is demonstrated. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE