Flight Test Preparation of the Electrically Suspended Accelerometer. Phase III-A.
Final rept. 1 Apr-30 Sep 75,
HONEYWELL INC ST PETERSBURG FLA AEROSPACE DIV
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The GG1012AB01 Electrically Suspended Accelerometer ESA is a three-axis accelerometer designed for space applications. The dynamic range of this instrument covers four decades and can be set anywhere in the 0.002 to 10 to the -11g range. The instrument has potential application to spacecraft navigation in the presence of atmospheric drag, solar pressure, magnetic and electric fields, and other external disturbances which produce accelerations of this magnitude. This document summarizes the progress on the program made during the period of April 1975 through September 1975. The ESA was modified, calibrated and recalibrated. Calibration data was collected with the ESA mounted in a flotation chamber which provides the means of controlling static forces in the range of .01 to .0000001g as test input to the accelerometer.
- Unmanned Spacecraft