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Conditional-Switching Terminal Guidance (A Terminal Guidance Technique for Satellite Rendezvous)

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1 Author(s)
Passera, Anthony L. ; Aerospace Div., Radio Corp. of America, Burlington, Mass.

This is a terminal guidance technique for satellite rendezvous utilizing a constant thrust rocket motor, a computer, and attitude control. For any given thrust level, this technique can reduce the relative range to any desired value in a minimum of time for an interceptor on a collision course. In this paper, a terminal guidance law is formulated and mechanized. The generalized range performance trajectories and system errors are presented.

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Aeronautical and Navigational Electronics, IRE Transactions on  (Volume:ANE-7 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

Dec. 1960

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