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dc.contributor.advisorRoss, I. Michael
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Jeffrey Alan
dc.dateSeptember 1994
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:27:38Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:27:38Z
dc.date.issued1994-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/43028
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis provides students with a set of graphics tools allowing them to better visualize the effects ofgravity-gradient torques on a rigid spacecraft in a low earth orbit It allows the user to select from a variety of rigid bodies of different configurations, place them in any orientation at any altitude, apply the appropriate gravity-gradient moments to the body and immediately see the effect on the rigid body. This is accomplished through interactive computer graphics written to run on Silicon Graphics computers. The thesis includes a presentation of the theory involved in the programming of the physical properties and the discusses the basics of computer graphics including a more detailed look at the specific implementation for this thesis. A detailed user's guide is included to train students to use the tools as expeditiousiy as possible. It concludes with recommendations for further study in this area.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/computergraphics1094543028
dc.format.extent134 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleComputer graphics tools for visualizing gravity gradient torques on a rigid spacecraften_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.subject.authorNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (USN) authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclcocn640620949
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Astronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineAstronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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