Accession Number:

AD0613958

Title:

A PILOT DISPLAY CONCEPT FOR NEAR-TARGET MANEUVERS DURING RENDEZVOUS,

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LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF

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Report Date:

1965-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

A preliminary investigation was carried out for a translational control system concept for near-target maneuvers during rendezvous. The maneuvers are applicable to such missions as docking, inspection, and the Air Force Remote Maneuvering Unit. The concept consists of 1 a small constant thrust acceleration directed at the target by the maneuvering vehicle, 2 a phase-plane CRT representation of radar range and range rate with superimposed overlay contours, and 3 a means for determining the appropriate scale factors for the phaseplane display in the general case. Translation is effected by suitable combinations of thrusting and non-thrusting periods. A pilot task description is given for a typical range change maneuver. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE