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Design and analysis of the closed-loop pointing system of a scientific satellite
Author(s): Gene A. Heyler; Dean S. Garlick; Steve M. Yionoulis
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Paper Abstract

A spacecraft is required to perform on-orbit closed-loop pointing at various objects such as other spacecraft, stars, auroral surges, and cloud structures. Simulations of algorithms of the three onboard pointing subsystems and a scene generator run concurrently on four networked PCs (plus a fifth as a file server) allowing analysis of the end-to-end closed loop pointing system. The four areas of simulations plus the networked system are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1481, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1991, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45656
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Gene A. Heyler, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Dean S. Garlick, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Steve M. Yionoulis, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1481:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1991
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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