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A Nuclear Radiation Resistant Control Moment Gyroscope

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2 Author(s)
Ho, Jack W. ; Lockheed Missiles and Space Company Sunnyvale, California ; Cimera, Richard F.

The nuclear radiation resistant control moment gyroscope is a sensing and control device intended for service in space vehicles with nuclear radiation environment. Its main function is to control the altitude and stability of a spacecraft in orbit. The nuclear radiation resistance is achieved through the highly selective use of radiation resistant materials in the design. One such gyro has been ground tested in a nuclear radiation environment.

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Aerospace and Navigational Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:Technical_Paper ,  Issue: 0 )