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Gimbalflex Fine Pointing System
Author(s): Norman A. Osborne
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Paper Abstract

A fine pointing system has been under development which has linear isolation as well as angular control. This system uses simple flexure hindges whose flexure torques are cancelled. This allows very low un-controled natural frequencies. Relatively large motion is also achievable (± 5cm, ± 15 degrees). With inertially referenced control on both the linear and angular systems, nanoradian pointing stability is possible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 1981
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0265, Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments, (3 April 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959864
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Norman A. Osborne, Martin Marietta Aerospace (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0265:
Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments
William Jerkovsky, Editor(s)

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