Accession Number:

AD0658388

Title:

DESIGN OF A MECHANICAL DAMPER FOR A GRAVITY-STABILIZED SATELLITE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-03-17

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

A theory of optimum tuned damper design is applied to a damper for a gravitationally stabilized satellite. For nominal satellite weighing 100 lbs., a 1.2 lbs damper developes 0.5 per cent of critical damping oscillations damp to 1e of their initial amplitude in 1.3 days. A small perturbation analysis of satellite angular motions indicates that this damper would be most efficient in a satellite with cigar-like mass distribution. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE