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The effects of liquid propellant motion on the attitude stability of spin stabilized space-craft

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Authors
Myers, Jack W. Jr.
Subjects
Energy sink stability criteria
attitude stability of spin stabilized spacecraft
Advisors
Agrawal, Brij N.
Date of Issue
1990-03
Date
March 1990
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
An analysis of the effects of liquid motion on the attitude stability of spin stabilized spacecraft is presented. The effects of varying the fuel load and the asymmetry of the platform are emphasized. The energy sink stability criteria are compared to the results of a computer simulation. Based on this comparison the limitations of the energy sink stability criteria are identified.
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Thesis
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Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
v, 86 p.: ill.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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