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Effects of Flexibility on Stability

  • Robert E. Roberson
  • Pierre Y. Willems
  • Jens Wittenburg
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 102)

Abstract

We are interested in the attitude of the space vehicle with respect to a rotating reference frame. For a gravity stabilized vehicle this re ference will be the orbital frame with one axis per pendicular to the plane of the orbit and a second axis aligned with the local vertical, (Fig. 1). For satellites spinning in free-space, the reference frame will have a constant angular velocity equal to the nominal angular velocity of the system.

Keywords

Angular Velocity Reference Frame Inertia Matrix Principal Minor Angular Momentum Vector 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Roberson
    • 1
  • Pierre Y. Willems
    • 2
  • Jens Wittenburg
    • 3
  1. 1.Departement of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Institut de MécaniqueUniversité de LouvainBelgium
  3. 3.Lehrstuhl und Institut für MechanikTechnische Hochschule HannoverGermany

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