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Study of an Automatic System for Control of the Terminal Phase of Satellite Rendezvous

by Edgar C. Lineberry, Jr. and Edwin C. Foudriat
Format
Book; Government Document; Online; EBook
Published
Washington, D.C. : U.S. G.P.O., 1962.
Language
English
Series
NASA Technical Report
Abstract
An analytical and simulation study was conducted of an automatic system to control the terminal phase of rendezvous between two space vehicles. The system employs switching and thrust orientation criteria based upon relative-motion parameters first to establish a collision course and then to reduce the range and range rate to zero simultaneously. Techniques are developed for employing either modulated thrust or on-off thrust at a constant level. Results of the study indicate that the automatic system can effectively control rendezvous over a wide range of initial conditions and can utilize the available fuel in a very efficient manner.
Description
17 p. : fig., graph. ; 26 cm.
Mode of access: Internet.
Notes
  • Cover title.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 17).
Series Statement
NASA technical report ; R-128
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