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Spacecraft Momentum Control Systems

  • Frederick A. Leve
  • Brian J. Hamilton
  • Mason A. Peck

Part of the Space Technology Library book series (SPTL, volume 1010)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Frederick A. Leve, Brian J. Hamilton, Mason A. Peck
    Pages 1-14
  3. Frederick A. Leve, Brian J. Hamilton, Mason A. Peck
    Pages 15-34
  4. Frederick A. Leve, Brian J. Hamilton, Mason A. Peck
    Pages 35-55
  5. Frederick A. Leve, Brian J. Hamilton, Mason A. Peck
    Pages 57-93
  6. Frederick A. Leve, Brian J. Hamilton, Mason A. Peck
    Pages 95-131
  7. Frederick A. Leve, Brian J. Hamilton, Mason A. Peck
    Pages 133-155
  8. Frederick A. Leve, Brian J. Hamilton, Mason A. Peck
    Pages 157-185
  9. Frederick A. Leve, Brian J. Hamilton, Mason A. Peck
    Pages 187-192
  10. Frederick A. Leve, Brian J. Hamilton, Mason A. Peck
    Pages 193-200
  11. Frederick A. Leve, Brian J. Hamilton, Mason A. Peck
    Pages 201-218
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 219-247

About this book

Introduction

The goal of this book is to serve both as a practical technical reference and a resource for gaining a fuller understanding of the state of the art of spacecraft momentum control systems, specifically looking at control moment gyroscopes (CMGs). As a result, the subject matter includes theory, technology, and systems engineering. The authors combine material on system-level architecture of spacecraft that feature momentum-control systems with material about the momentum-control hardware and software. This also encompasses material on the theoretical and algorithmic approaches to the control of space vehicles with CMGs.

In essence, CMGs are the attitude-control actuators that make contemporary highly agile spacecraft possible. The rise of commercial Earth imaging, the advances in privately built spacecraft (including small satellites), and the growing popularity of the subject matter in academic circles over the past decade argues that now is the time for an in-depth treatment of the topic. CMGs are augmented by reaction wheels and related algorithms for steering all such actuators, which together comprise the field of spacecraft momentum control systems. The material is presented at a level suitable for practicing engineers and those with an undergraduate degree in mechanical, electrical, and/or aerospace engineering.

Keywords

Algorithms for Spacecraft Steering Attitude Control Control Moment Gyroscopes Gyroscopes in Spacecraft High-agility Spacecraft Control Reaction Wheels Space Systems Engineering Spacecraft Dynamics Spacecraft Engineering System-level Architecture of Spacecraft Theoretical use of Actuators in Aerospace Engineering

Authors and affiliations

  • Frederick A. Leve
    • 1
  • Brian J. Hamilton
    • 2
  • Mason A. Peck
    • 3
  1. 1.Space Vehicles DirectorateAir Force Research LaboratoryKirtland A.F.BUSA
  2. 2.HoneywellGlendaleUSA
  3. 3.Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22563-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22562-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22563-0
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