Accession Number : AD0856672

Title :   Guidance and Control Mechanics Test - Attitude Control System Analytical Performance Verification.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL CO ST LOUIS MO

Report Date : 18 APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Closed-loop attitude control system analytical performance verification tests were conducted for the Gemini B spacecraft and the mated Gemini B-Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) configurations. Both manual and automatic modes were tested. The primary concern was the ability to control and display accurately attitude and rates of the Gemini B spacecraft. Tests of the inertial platform were performed on a 3-Axis Flight Motion Simulator, driven by an analog computer. The analog computer also mechanized the dynamic equations of motion for both configurations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*MANNED SPACECRAFT, (*SPACE STATIONS, ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS), SPACE CAPSULES, STABILIZED PLATFORMS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, GIMBALS, GYRO STABILIZERS, TEST METHODS.

Subject Categories : Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE