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Dual-theodolite real-time computation method used during the optical alignment of the Excitation by Electron Deposition (EXCEDE) III rocket payload
Author(s): David S. Akerstrom; Charles J. Galanis; Robert F. Stuart
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Paper Abstract

Phillips Laboratory and Systems Integration Engineering developed a two-theodolite, reflecting-surface technique for measuring the lines of sight (LOS) of sensors in rocket payload modules. A flat mirror, keyed to one theodolite provides a stable and adjustable reference by which the angular separation of sensor LOS's can be measured and referenced to the rocket's coordinate system. The rocket's Attitude Control System and external launch pad geodetic survey points are referenced to the vehicle's geometry using this procedure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1994
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2267, Advanced Microdevices and Space Science Sensors, (23 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187473
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David S. Akerstrom, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Charles J. Galanis, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Robert F. Stuart, Systems Integration Engineering, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2267:
Advanced Microdevices and Space Science Sensors
James A. Cutts, Editor(s)

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