Accession Number : AD0613958

Title :   A PILOT DISPLAY CONCEPT FOR NEAR-TARGET MANEUVERS DURING RENDEZVOUS,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Eliason,D. W. ; Utter,D. H.

Report Date : 01 MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : A preliminary investigation was carried out for a translational control system concept for near-target maneuvers during rendezvous. The maneuvers are applicable to such missions as docking, inspection, and the Air Force Remote Maneuvering Unit. The concept consists of: (1) a small constant thrust acceleration directed at the target by the maneuvering vehicle, (2) a phase-plane CRT representation of radar range and range rate with superimposed overlay contours, and (3) a means for determining the appropriate scale factors for the phaseplane display in the general case. Translation is effected by suitable combinations of thrusting and non-thrusting periods. A pilot task description is given for a typical range change maneuver. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RENDEZVOUS GUIDANCE, DISPLAY SYSTEMS), (*DISPLAY SYSTEMS, RENDEZVOUS SPACECRAFT), (*SPACE FLIGHT, RENDEZVOUS GUIDANCE), SPACECRAFT DOCKING, SPACE MAINTENANCE, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, INSTRUMENT PANELS, CATHODE RAY TUBE SCREENS, ASTRONAUTICS, THRUST VECTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE