Accession Number : AD0738519

Title :   Estimation of the Local Attitude of Orbiting Spacecraft,

Corporate Author : DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGS- UND VERSUCHSANSTALT FUER LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E V OBERPFAFFENHOFEN (WEST GERMANY)

Personal Author(s) : Bryson,A. E. , Jr. ; Kortuem,W.

Report Date : 24 AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : An improved gyrocompass filter is designed to estimate spacecraft roll and yaw angles, using measurements from two rate-integrating gyros and an horizon sensor. Improvement comes largely from estimating the yaw-gyro drift. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, *SATELLITE ATTITUDE), GYROSCOPES, ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS, ROLL, YAW

Subject Categories : Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE