9781563475245

Elements of Spacecraft Design

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    9781563475245

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    1563475243

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-02-01
  • Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &
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Summary

This book is drawn from the authors years of experience in spacecraft design, culminating in his leadership of the Magellan Venus orbiter spacecraft design from concept through launch.

Author Biography

Charles D. Brown is respected throughout the aerospace world and has had a distinguished career as manager of planetary spacecraft projects and as a college lecturer in spacecraft design. During his 30 years with Lockheed Martin, he led the design team that produced propulsion systems for Mariner 9 and Viking Orbiter. Most recently he directed the team that produced the Magellan spacecraft. Brown has taught a popular design course at University of Colorado at Boulder

Table of Contents

Introduction
1(12)
First Spacecraft
1(2)
Spacecraft Missions
3(10)
References
10(3)
System Engineering
13(32)
Anatomy of a Spacecraft
13(6)
Mass Properties
19(14)
Power
33(3)
Other Margins
36(3)
Redundancy Techniques
39(1)
Launch Vehicle Interface
39(6)
References
43(1)
Problems
43(2)
Orbital Mechanics
45(108)
Two-Body Motion
46(30)
Orbital Maneuvers
76(8)
Observing the Central Body
84(17)
Special Earth Orbits
101(9)
Interplanetary Trajectories
110(28)
Lunar Trajectories
138(15)
References
147(1)
Problems
148(5)
Propulsion
153(102)
Introduction
153(1)
Theoretical Rocket Performance
154(7)
Propulsion Requirements
161(18)
Monopropellant Systems
179(30)
Bipropellant Systems
209(13)
Dual-Mode Systems
222(1)
Solid Rocket Systems
223(20)
Cold-Gas Systems
243(12)
References
249(1)
Problems
250(5)
Attitude Control
255(60)
Requirements Definition
257(8)
Disturbance Torques
265(9)
Attitude Determination
274(12)
Attitude Control Systems
286(6)
Maneuver Design
292(4)
Attitude Control Hardware
296(19)
References
311(1)
Problems
312(3)
Power System
315(58)
Power System Requirements
318(14)
Solar Arrays
332(18)
Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators
350(1)
Batteries
351(12)
Power Distribution and Control
363(1)
Estimating Subsystem Mass
364(9)
References
368(1)
Problems
369(4)
Thermal Control
373(36)
Relationship to Other Subsystems
374(1)
General Approaches and Options
375(3)
General Design Methodology
378(2)
Basic Analytical Equations and Relations
380(15)
Preliminary Design
395(4)
Preliminary Design Process
399(3)
Thermophysical Properties
402(2)
Design Considerations
404(5)
References
405(1)
Problems
406(3)
Command and Data System
409(38)
Introduction
409(1)
Requirements
410(3)
Data Handling
413(14)
Command Processing
427(3)
Spacecraft Computers
430(14)
Estimating Subsystem Mass and Power
444(3)
References
444(1)
Problems
445(2)
Telecommunication
447(56)
Fundamentals
447(12)
Communication Links
459(7)
Link Design
466(16)
Communication System Design
482(8)
Ground Stations
490(5)
Space Navigation and Tracking
495(8)
References
499(1)
Problems
499(4)
Structures
503(66)
Introduction
503(3)
Spacecraft Configuration Design
506(17)
Structure Design
523(32)
Mechanisms
555(14)
References
564(1)
Problems
564(5)
Appendix A. Acronyms and Abbreviations 569(16)
Appendix B. Spacecraft Design Data 585(16)
Index 601

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