Accession Number : AD0683860

Title :   SPACE VEHICLE ATTITUDE STUDIES.

Descriptive Note : Instrumentation papers no. 153,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Howard,Charles D. ; Innes,Daphne J. ; Mansir,Dolan

Report Date : NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The development of new instrumentation and associated data reduction programs for measuring the orientation attitude of spin-stabilized sounding rockets or satellites has provided a simple low-cost system that is accurate to within 2 deg. The instrumentation has been successfully flown in one satellite and in more than 20 sounding rockets. This paper describes the system performance obtained on two of the sounding rocket flights. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOUNDING ROCKETS, ATTITUDE INDICATORS), SPIN STABILIZATION, PAYLOAD, INSTRUMENTATION, DETECTORS, MAGNETOMETERS, STAR TRACKERS, SOLAR RADIATION, TELEMETER SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Space Navigation and Guidance
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE