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Control of Spacecraft and Aircraft - Arthur E. Bryson

Control of Spacecraft and Aircraft

Hardcover Published: 5th June 1994
ISBN: 9780691087825
Number Of Pages: 408

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Here a leading researcher provides a comprehensive treatment of the design of automatic control logic for spacecraft and aircraft. In this book Arthur Bryson describes the linear-quadratic-regulator (LQR) method of feedback control synthesis, which coordinates multiple controls, producing graceful maneuvers comparable to those of an expert pilot.

The first half of the work is about attitude control of rigid and flexible spacecraft using momentum wheels, spin, fixed thrusters, and gimbaled engines. Guidance for nearly circular orbits is discussed. The second half is about aircraft attitude and flight path control. This section discusses autopilot designs for cruise, climb-descent, coordinated turns, and automatic landing. One chapter deals with controlling helicopters near hover, and another offers an introduction to the stabilization of aeroelastic instabilities. Throughout the book there is a strong emphasis on the mathematical modeling necessary for designing a good feedback control system. The appendixes summarize analysis of linear dynamic systems, synthesis of analog and digital feedback control, simulation, and modeling of flexible vehicles.

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"The text reads very smoothly, and I found it very well edited... I very much enjoyed reading it and find it a welcome addition to the available dynamics and control texts."--American Scientist

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgments
Natural Motions of Rigid Spacecraftp. 1
Spacecraft Sensors and Attitude Determinationp. 16
Attitude Control with Thrustersp. 28
Attitude Control with Reaction Wheelsp. 37
Attitude Stabilization with Spinp. 50
Attitude Control with a Gimbaled Momentum Wheelp. 74
Attitude Control during Thrust Maneuversp. 93
Control of Translational Motionsp. 102
Flexibility and Fuel Sloshp. 114
Natural Motions of Rigid Aircraftp. 142
Aircraft Sensorsp. 164
Control of Longitudinal Motions of Aircraftp. 179
Control of Lateral Motions of Aircraftp. 232
Control of Helicopters near Hoverp. 271
Aeroelastic Systemsp. 284
Linear System Representationsp. 301
Steady-State Controlp. 311
Synthesis of Analog Control Logicp. 317
Synthesis of Digital Control Logicp. 328
Simulationp. 343
Modeling Flexible Systemsp. 350
Referencesp. 369
Indexp. 377
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ISBN: 9780691087825
ISBN-10: 0691087822
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 5th June 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.33 x 16.38  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.74