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Autonomous guidance, navigation, and control bridging program plan
Author(s): G. G. McSwain; Stan T. Fernandes; Kent B. Doane
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Paper Abstract

A four-center NASA team has undertaken to develop and demonstrate mature technologies applicable to autonomous guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) systems for application to the National Space Transportation System in full cognizance of its operational, safety, and performance requirements, as well as its cost constraints. Attention is to be given to GNC launch/landing weather assessment, ascent guidance, ascent load relief, and system failure during ascent. Preliminary results indicate that a ground-computed atmospheric steering profile can achieve near-optimum performance as well as high cost effectiveness.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1478, Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45638
Show Author Affiliations
G. G. McSwain, NASA/Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
Stan T. Fernandes, McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co. (United States)
Kent B. Doane, McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1478:
Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation
Jack F. Wade; Avi Tuchman, Editor(s)

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