Accession Number:

AD0644725

Title:

PASSIVE DAMPING OF THE GENERAL RELATIVITY SATELLITE GYRO,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

A passive damping method for aligning the instantaneous spin, symmetry and angular momentum axes of a solid, axially symmetric almost spherical satellite gyro is analyzed. Damping is accomplished by the dissipation of energy due to cyclic strains in the gyro body caused by its torque-free precession. Damping is calculated for a particular gyro design. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE