Contents

Schmieder and J. B. Winch (NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center) 2. A Survey of Midcourse Guidance and Navigation Techniques for Lunar and Interplanetary Missions by J. D. McLean 3. Guidance and Navigation Aspects of Space Rendezvous by J. C. Houbolt, J. D. Bird, and M. J. Queijo 4. Space Vehicle Attitude Control by B. F. Doolin 5. Guidance and Control Components Research by J. V. Foster GUIDANCE AND CONTROL OF THE MARINER PLANETARY SPACECRAFT, Presented at the IFAC...

Introduction

This report contains a general summary plus a detailed bibliography on Space Vehicle Guidance, Navigation, and Attitude Control. The report is intended as a general reference source for further research in various areas of Space Vehicle Guidance and Control. Only a general summarization is provided since a detailed analysis of all areas in this vast field would be unreasonable in terms of time and costs. Launch vehicle guidance and control is presented in RSIC-494, entitled Methods of Launch...

Midcourse Guidance For Return From The Moon To

A GEOGRAPHICALLY FIXED LANDING SITE by J. D. McLean and L. S. Cicolani, March 1966, NASA TN D-3318, N66-17901, (Unclassified). This report describes a midcourse guidance system for return from the moon to a safe landing at a specific geographical site. The design is based on linear perturbations about a reference trajectory. The vehicle's ability to maneuver within the atmosphere is used to reduce the midcourse corrective velocity requirements. The system is compared statistically on the basis...

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Lally proposes an optical mosaic guidance concept for interplanetary flights. He considers the difficulty with inertial systems on these flights as (1) gyro drift errors over long distances, (2) inertial platform problems created by rotating spacecraft to simulate gravity in manned mission, and (3) loss of continuity in inertial guidance caused by unforeseen mission requirements or a breakdown of the attitude control system. He states the difficulty in celestial-inertial systems would involve...

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North Amer ican Aviation, Autonetics, Downey, California, FUTURE OF ONBOARD COMPUTERS FOR SPACE VEHICLES by G. H. Smith, June 1963, Autonetics Pub 550-A-66, AD-417 402 (Unclassified). The initial applications of computers for space vehicles have been for performance of the functions of guidance and control. Digital computers capable of performing the functions of guidance, attitude control, steering, star tracking, display, permission checkout, and performance monitoring are in...

Section I Interplanetary Or Lunar Flight

R. , et al, TV, MODELS, AND MOSAICS USED TO GRADE SPACE-MANEUVERING ABILITIES, Society of Automotive Engin Journal, Vol. 74, March 1966, pp. 78-79. Aeronutronic, Newport Beach, California, STUDY OF A MANNED MARS EXCURSION MODULE, VOLUME I OF III - PART I FINAL REPORT, 21 MAY - 20 NOVEMBER 1963 (U) by F. P. Dixon and T. W. Neumann, 20 December 1963, X64-14168 (Unclassified). Air Force Systems Command, Wright-Patterson Air Fore Base, Ohio, AUTOMATIC STATIONS FLY TO THE PLANETS (U) by Y....

Application of adaptive control techniques to

AEROSPACE VEHICLES, Journal of Aerospace Sciences, Vol. 28, January 1961, pp. 66-67. 212 Ostgaard, M. A. and Butsch, L. M. , ADAPTIVE AND SELF-ORGANIZING FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 21, September 1962, pp. 80-81 and 115-116. ELECTRO-OPTICAL IMAGE MATCHER FOR SPACE GUIDANCE APPLICATIONS, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace Navigation Electronics (USA), Vol. ANE-10, No. 3, September 1963, pp. 282-289. Pattern recognition and the determination of relative attitude are...

The Deep Space Network For The Period

30 JUNE 1964, 31 July 1964, JPL-SPS-37-28, Vol. Ill, NASA-CR-58556, N64-29356, Contract NAS7-100 (Unclassified). The deep space network (DSN) is a precision communication system that is designed to communicate with, and permit control of, spacecraft designed for deep-space exploration. The DSN consists of the deep space instrumentation facility (DSIF), the space flight operations facility (SFOF), and the DSN ground communication system (GCS). This report discusses the following areas relative...