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Application Of High Moment-Producing Techniques For Control Of A Manned Space Vehicle

Report Number: FDL TDR 64-32 Final Report
Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Bendix Corp Southfield Mich
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-03
Pages: 410
Contract: AF 33(657)-10998
Project: 8225
Task: 822503
AD Number: AD0439202

Abstract:
The application is studied of high moment-producing techniques for the attitude control of manned space vehicles which perform orbital transfer, rendezvous, and lifting re-entry maneuvers. The specific accomplishments were: (a) establishment of control system, subsystem and component requirements for critical vehicle flight phases, and (b) analysis of promising techniques for performing the flight control functions required during the various maneuvers. A hypothetical vehicle was selected and its space mission was analyzed to determine the attitude control requirements. The rendezvous and re-entry maneuvers were found to be especially demanding on the attitude control system.

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