Matrices, Vectors, Frames, Transforms

  • F. Landis Markley
  • John L. Crassidis
Part of the Space Technology Library book series (SPTL, volume 33)


This chapter begins with an overview of matrices and vectors, which are used extensively in attitude analysis. We assume that the reader has some familiarity with this material, so the account is not completely self-contained. The principal objective of this section is to define our notation and conventions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Landis Markley
    • 1
  • John L. Crassidis
    • 2
  1. 1.Attitude Control Systems Engineering BranchNASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity at Buffalo State University of New YorkAmherstUSA

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