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Apollo experience report guidance and control systems: Primary guidance, navigation, and control system developmentThe primary guidance, navigation, and control systems for both the lunar module and the command module are described. Development of the Apollo primary guidance systems is traced from adaptation of the Polaris Mark II system through evolution from Block I to Block II configurations; the discussion includes design concepts used, test and qualification programs performed, and major problems encountered. The major subsystems (inertial, computer, and optical) are covered. Separate sections on the inertial components (gyroscopes and accelerometers) are presented because these components represent a major contribution to the success of the primary guidance, navigation, and control system.
Document ID
19760016247
Document Type
Other - NASA Technical Note (TN)
Authors
Holley, M. D.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Swingle, W. L.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Bachman, S. L.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Leblanc, C. J.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Howard, H. T.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Biggs, H. M.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1976
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
Report/Patent Number
S-453
NASA-TN-D-8227
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 961-21-31-89-72
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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