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