Accession Number : ADA297331

Title :   Zenith Star Support Experiment Design.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Nov 90,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Dettmer, J. W.

PDF Url : ADA297331

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : Experiments are proposed that can be performed on the SPICE structure in support of the Zenith Star Experiments. The fourteen experimental proposals fall into four categories: isolation of a space beam expander from on-board disturbances, evaluation of pointing and tracking systems, uses of advanced materials and passive damping, and characterization of disturbances. At least four experiments are proposed in each category. Those rated most valuable by Zenith Star personnel include: advanced composite materials studies, admittance modeling of a passive structure, and further research into the capabilities of the Space Active Vibration Isolation System (SAVI). (MM)

Descriptors :   *MIRRORS, *VIBRATION, *SPACECRAFT, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *DAMPING, *VIBRATION ISOLATORS, *OPTICAL DETECTORS, *DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, KALMAN FILTERING, TRACKING, PASSIVE SYSTEMS, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, LASER BEAMS, BEAM FORMING, HIGH ENERGY LASERS, DECOYS, COOLANTS, ONBOARD, BOOSTER ROCKET ENGINES, ADAPTIVE OPTICS, SPACE BASED.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Directed Energy Weapons
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE