Transient performance of gyro in spinning spacecraft

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Transient performance of a single-axis rate gyroscope mounted in a spacecraft which is spinning about the spin axis of the gyro is presented. Analytical expressions for various time-domain and frequency-domain specifications as functions of the spin rate of the vehicle are obtained. Numerical results are presented which are useful in selecting the gyro parameters if it is to be used for the measurements of the angular velocity in spinning space vehicles.


Angular velocity; Bandwidth; Extraterrestrial measurements; Gyroscopes; Satellites; Space vehicles; Spinning; Time domain analysis; Transient response; Velocity measurement


Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics | Aeronautical Vehicles | Aerospace Engineering | Controls and Control Theory | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Navigation, Guidance, Control and Dynamics | Power and Energy | Propulsion and Power | Signal Processing | Space Vehicles


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