publication . Doctoral thesis . 2001

Development and control of a three-axis satellite simulator for the bifocal relay mirror initiative

Chernesky, Vincent S.;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2001
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
The Three Axis Satellite Simulator (TASS) is a 4-foot diameter octagonal platform supported on a spherical air bearing. The platform hosts several satellite subsystems, including rate gyros, reaction wheels, thrusters, sun sensors, and an onboard control computer. This free-floating design allows for realistic emulation of satellite attitude dynamics in a laboratory environment. The bifocal relay mirror spacecraft system is composed of two optically coupled telescopes used to redirect the laser light from ground-based, aircraft-based or spacecraft based lasers to distant points on the earth or in space for a variety of non-weapon, force enhancement missions. A d...
arXiv: Physics::Space Physics
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