Advertisement

ACS Without an Attitude

  • Harold L. Hallock
  • Gary Welter
  • David G. Simpson
  • Christopher Rouff
Book
  • 5.4k Downloads

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Harold L. Hallock, Gary Welter, David G. Simpson, Christopher Rouff
    Pages 1-20
  3. Harold L. Hallock, Gary Welter, David G. Simpson, Christopher Rouff
    Pages 21-37
  4. Harold L. Hallock, Gary Welter, David G. Simpson, Christopher Rouff
    Pages 39-66
  5. Harold L. Hallock, Gary Welter, David G. Simpson, Christopher Rouff
    Pages 67-93
  6. Harold L. Hallock, Gary Welter, David G. Simpson, Christopher Rouff
    Pages 95-108
  7. Harold L. Hallock, Gary Welter, David G. Simpson, Christopher Rouff
    Pages 109-124
  8. Harold L. Hallock, Gary Welter, David G. Simpson, Christopher Rouff
    Pages 125-158
  9. Harold L. Hallock, Gary Welter, David G. Simpson, Christopher Rouff
    Pages 159-168
  10. Harold L. Hallock, Gary Welter, David G. Simpson, Christopher Rouff
    Pages 169-176
  11. Harold L. Hallock, Gary Welter, David G. Simpson, Christopher Rouff
    Pages 177-196
  12. Harold L. Hallock, Gary Welter, David G. Simpson, Christopher Rouff
    Pages 197-212
  13. Harold L. Hallock, Gary Welter, David G. Simpson, Christopher Rouff
    Pages 213-226
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 227-279

About this book

Introduction

This book de-emphasizes the formal mathematical description of spacecraft on-board attitude and orbit applications in favor of a more qualitative, concept-oriented presentation of these topics. The information presented in this book was originally given as a set of lectures in 1999 and 2000 instigated by a NASA Flight Software Branch Chief at Goddard Space Flight Center.  The Branch Chief later suggested this book.  It provides  an approachable insight into the area and is not intended as an essential reference work.

ACS Without an Attitude is intended for programmers and testers new to the field who are seeking a commonsense understanding of the subject matter they are coding and testing in the hope that they will reduce their risk of introducing or missing the key software bug that causes an abrupt termination in their spacecraft’s mission.  In addition, the book will provide managers and others working with spacecraft with a basic understanding of this subject.

Keywords

spacecraft attitude control spacecraft attitude determination space flight software spacecraft dynamics astrodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Harold L. Hallock
    • 1
  • Gary Welter
    • 2
  • David G. Simpson
    • 3
  • Christopher Rouff
    • 4
  1. 1.BowieUSA
  2. 2.Software Engineering Division, Goddard Space Flight CenterNASAGreenbeltUSA
  3. 3.Software Engineering Division, Goddard Space Flight CenterNASAGreenbeltUSA
  4. 4.Applied Physics LaboratoryJohns Hopkins UniversityLaurelUSA

Bibliographic information