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Static Controls Performance Tool for Lunar LandersThis document presents a static analysis tool used to evaluate the controllability of Lunar landers. This was created as part of the NASA Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown (Lunar CATALYST) program. This tool is capable of accepting typical design information such as location and direction of thrusters, maximum thruster forces, gravity vectors, and center of mass locations. The tool evaluates how far the center of gravity can move from its starting position while still maintaining control. This type of analysis is intended to support results produced by time domain simulations. The code created for this project was implemented in Python, and it was designed to be integrated into systems level optimization tools to yield first-cut results on optimal thruster placement.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Glenn Research Center
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Aretskin-Hariton, Eliot D.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Robinson, Calvin R.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Munster, Drayton W.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Hannan, Michael R.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
October 30, 2018
Publication Date
October 1, 2018
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
Report/Patent Number
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 291647.01.22
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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