FEASIBILITY STUDY OF FLUID FLYWHEEL TECHNIQUES TO PROVIDE NUTATION DAMPING OF LARGE SPINNING SPACE VEHICLES.
Technical rept. Apr-Nov 66,
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO JOHNSON CITY NY LIGHT MILITARY ELECTRONICS DEPT
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The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of using fluid flywheels for nutation damping of large manned spinning space vehicles. A model space vehicle was selected, and a flywheel loop and pump analysis was conducted to define the best loop configuration and fluid-pump combination. Operational feasibility, weight and power requirements of the final system were determined by both analysis and analog simulation. It was concluded that a fluid flywheel damper system is both feasible and competitive.
- Manned Spacecraft