Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/609383
Title:
An RF Monopulse Attitude Sensing System
Author:
Tammes, J. B.; Bleiweis, J. J.
Affiliation:
Hollandse Signaalapparaten; COMSAT Corporation
Issue Date:
1976-09
Rights:
Copyright © International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
The application of RF monopulse sensing techniques for communications satellite attitude determination was investigated. An engineering model of a two channel 6 GHZ spaceborne RF monopulse attitude sensor capable of measuring roll, pitch and yaw was developed. RF attitude sensing provide attitude measurements compatible with the requirements of future body and spin stabilized satellites employing narrow antenna beams without recourse to mechanical motion. Sensor alignment errors are greatly reduced since the sensing element is a physical part of the antenna array. Troublesome operational difficulties of sun and moon interference are also eliminated. Yaw angle is determined through measurement of roll and pitch angle to two separated beacons. Experimental results including a preferred design, reflecting future stabilization and long life requirements are presented.
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleAn RF Monopulse Attitude Sensing Systemen_US
dc.contributor.authorTammes, J. B.en
dc.contributor.authorBleiweis, J. J.en
dc.contributor.departmentHollandse Signaalapparatenen
dc.contributor.departmentCOMSAT Corporationen
dc.date.issued1976-09en
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractThe application of RF monopulse sensing techniques for communications satellite attitude determination was investigated. An engineering model of a two channel 6 GHZ spaceborne RF monopulse attitude sensor capable of measuring roll, pitch and yaw was developed. RF attitude sensing provide attitude measurements compatible with the requirements of future body and spin stabilized satellites employing narrow antenna beams without recourse to mechanical motion. Sensor alignment errors are greatly reduced since the sensing element is a physical part of the antenna array. Troublesome operational difficulties of sun and moon interference are also eliminated. Yaw angle is determined through measurement of roll and pitch angle to two separated beacons. Experimental results including a preferred design, reflecting future stabilization and long life requirements are presented.en
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123en
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/609383en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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