To present the universal rotational dynamics model applicable to all aerospace vehicles, emphasizing the commonality between the stability and control characteristics of aircraft and spacecraft.
To derive several attitude dynamics models based on the useful kinematic parameters introduced in Chapter 2.
To introduce single-axis, open-loop, time-optimal impulsive maneuvers.
To present a rigorous derivation of the attitude motion model for atmospheric flight.
To model and simulate important aerospace attitude motion examples, ranging from spin-stabilized, rotor- and thruster-controlled spacecraft, to gravity gradient satellites, thrust-vectored rockets, and six-degree-of-freedom, inertia-coupled, fighter airplanes.
KeywordsPure Spin Gravity Gradient Spin Axis Pitching Moment Inertia Tensor
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