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The AIROscope pointing and stabilization systemThe AIROscope pointing and stabilization system is described. The system is configured with three gimbal axes and rate integrating gyro stabilization to provide a stable platform for infrared astronomy. Error signals for on and off-axis pointing are derived from a video sensor which also drives a ground station display. Other features of the system include direct drive torque motors and electronic suspension damping. Results of analysis and simulations used to design the control loops, and a pointing error analysis are presented.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Murphy, J. P.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Lorell, K. R.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1974
Publication Information
Publication: Telescope Systems for Balloon-Borne Res.
Subject Category
Mechanical Engineering
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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