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Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control [James R. Wertz, 1978] (softcover)
James R. Wertz (Editor)
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858 pgs, 1978, Kluwer Academic Publishers
ISBN 978-9027712042

This book is the first comprehensive presentation of data, theory, and practice in attitude analysis. It was written by 33 senior technical staff members in the Spacecraft Attitude Department of the Computer Sciences Corporation and incorporates their experience in supporting more than 30 space missions. Because of the extensive cross-references, complete index, and 13 technical appendices, this book can be either a self teaching text, or a reference handbook.

Among its unique features are orthographic globe projections to elimilnate confusion in vector drawings; discussions of common data anomalies, data validation, attitude hardware, and associated mathematical models; and a presentation of new geometrical procedures for mission analysis and attitude accuracy studies which can eliminate many complex simulations.

The book will be of interest to professionals and students in astronautics and space science, scientists involved with spacecraft experiments, and aerospace engineers. It is suitable as a textbook for graduates in spacecraft attitude determination and control, space dynamics, and as supplementary reading for graduates in space navigation and orbital mechanics.


Part I: Background

  1. Introduction
  2. Attitude Geometry
  3. Summery of Orbit Properties and Terminology
  4. Modeling the Earth
  5. Modeling the Space Environment

    Part II: Attitude Hardware and Data Acquisition
  6. Attitude Hardware
  7. Mathematical Models of Attitude Hardware
  8. Data Transmission and Preprocessing
  9. Data Validation and Adjustment

    Part III: Attitude Determination
  10. Geometrical Basis of Attitude Determination
  11. Single-Axis Attitude Determination Methods
  12. Three-Axis Attitude Determination Methods
  13. State Estimation Attitude Determination Methods
  14. Evaluation and Use of State Estimators

    Part IV: Attitude Dynamics and Control
  15. Introduction to Attitude Dynamics and Control
  16. Attitude Dynamics
  17. Attitude Prediction
  18. Attitude Stabilization
  19. Attitude maneuver Control

    Part V: Mission Support
  20. Software System Development
  21. Software System Structure
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