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Digital Attitude Control System for Spacecraft

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2 Author(s)
Burlingham, C.S. ; Advance Engineering Instrument Division Lear Siegler, Inc. Grand Rapids 2, Michigan ; Daubert, H.C.

For attitude control of certain classes of spacecraft, digital techniques appear to offer distinct advantages over analog systems. A program was conducted to evaluate experimentally a stabilization and control system in which digital methods are used for measurement, signal processing, and torque control. The logic design of the control system is discussed in detail, and the hardware used for implementing the design is described. Preliminary experimental results are presented which confirm predicted control accuracy advantages.

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