, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 104-116
Date: 07 Mar 2011

Attitude control of a rigid body suspended by string with the use of ventilator engines

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Axial motion of a balloon payload with respect to the center of mass under action of ventilator engines is studied. An implementation of a control algorithm is suggested. The possibility of using ventilator engines for trajectory tracking is examined. A technique for determining engine parameters and results of laboratory tests of a system mock-up are presented.