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Dynamic behavior of particles in spacecraftThe behavior of particles relative to a spacecraft frame of reference was examined. Significant spatial excursions of particles in space can occur relative to the spacecraft frame of reference as a result of drag deceleration of the vehicle. These vehicle excursions tend to be large as time increases. Thus, if the particle is required to remain in a specified volume, constraints may be required. Thus, for example, in levitation experiments it may be extremely difficult to turn off the forces of constraint which keep the particles in a specified region. This means experiments which are sensitive to disturbances may be very difficult to perform if perturbation forces are required to be absent.
Document ID
19820004252
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Perrine, B. S. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: Spacecraft Dyn. as Related to Lab. Expt. in Space
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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