Accession Number:

AD0806938

Title:

DESIGN STUDIES FOR A GRAPPLING AND LOCKON VALIDATION LABORATORY.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MARTIN CO DENVER CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

This report describes study and development effort conducted to define a conceptual design for an earth laboratory facility that will simulate space satellite vehicles in an earth orbital environment and will realistically exercise, test and evaluate grappling and docking mechanisms for uncooperative space vehicles. The basic problems inherent in a facility of this type are insoluble, unless certain engineering compromises are accepted. This report defines the problems, describes techniques applicable to their solution, and develops a condeptual design that will perform within acceptable limits of behavior. Orbital dynamic equationsof motion are derived and applied to the vehicles under consideration, space missions and vehicles pertinent to Air Force objectives are analyzed, appropriate docking mechanisms are postulated, docking dynamics are studied, simulation concepts are derived, facility functional requirements are determined, and a conceptual design is developed and described. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE