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Record 60 of 46449
Space Shuttle Main Engine control system. [hydraulic actuator with digital control]
Author and Affiliation:
Seitz, P. F.
Searle, R. F.(Rockwell International Corp., Rocketdyne Div., Canoga Park, Calif., United States)
Abstract: The Space Shuttle Main Engine is a reusable, high-performance rocket engine being developed by the Rocketdyne Div. of Rockwell International to satisfy the operational requirements of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Vehicle. The design incorporates a hydraulically actuated, closed-loop servosystem controlled and monitored by a programmable electronic digital controller. The controller accepts vehicle commands for the various engine operational phases, positions the appropriate valves, monitors the engine for the required performance precisions and conditions, and provides redundancy management.
Publication Date: Oct 01, 1973
Document ID:
19740028821
(Acquired Dec 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 74A11571
Subject Category: SPACE VEHICLES
Report/Patent Number: SAE PAPER 730927
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: National Aerospace Engineering and Manufacturing Meeting; Oct. 16-18, 1973; Los Angeles, CA
Meeting Sponsor: Society of Automotive Engineers
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS8-27980
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Description: 10p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: NUMERICAL CONTROL; ROCKET ENGINE CONTROL; ROCKET ENGINE DESIGN; SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITERS; SPACECRAFT CONTROL; DIGITAL COMPUTERS; ELECTRONIC CONTROL; ENGINE MONITORING INSTRUMENTS; FEEDBACK CONTROL; FUEL CONTROL; HYDRAULIC CONTROL; PROPULSION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE; RELIABILITY ENGINEERING; SERVOMECHANISMS; THRUST CONTROL
Imprint And Other Notes: Society of Automotive Engineers, National Aerospace Engineering and Manufacturing Meeting, Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 16-18, 1973, 10 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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