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new satellite instrument for yaw and pitch measurements

J. P McIsaac

new satellite instrument for yaw and pitch measurements

by J. P McIsaac

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Published by Aeronomy Division, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory, Air Force Systems Command, USAF in Hanscomb AFB, Mass .
Written in English

  • Yawing (Aerodynamics),
  • Satellites

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJ.P. McIsaac
    SeriesAFGL-TR -- 82-0265, Environmental research papers -- no. 312, Instrumentation papers (U.S. Air Force Geophysics Laboratory) -- no. 312
    ContributionsU.S. Air Force Geophysics Laboratory. Aeronomy Division
    The Physical Object
    Pagination26 p. :
    Number of Pages26
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14860921M

    aircraft in the roll axis only. A two-axis autopilot controls an aircraft in the pitch axis as well as roll axis with pitch-oscillation-correcting ability. A three-axis autopilot adds control in the yaw axis and is not required in many small aircraft. The 3 different axes .   – Can be “strapdown” (fixed to instrument case, most common) or on a gimballed platform. – Raw measurements: Accelerations (gravity + other forces) and rotation rates • IMUs provide derived aircraft attitude/orientation information: – Pitch, roll, yaw.

    (a) Roll, pitch, and yaw axes. The yaw axis is directed toward the earth’s center, the pitch axis is normal to the orbital plane, and the roll axis is perpendicular to the other two. (b) RPY axes for the geostationary orbit. Here, the roll axis is tangential to the orbit and lies along the satellite . Our Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU04) provides highly accurate measurements of pitch, roll and yaw rate using three rate gyros, as well as x, y, z acceleration via three accelerometers. The IMU04 is designed for use either as a stand-alone sensor with simple connection and configuration via the CAN bus interface, or for use with VBOX GPS data.

    Satellite Velocity Cross-Track, Range, or Elevation Direction Grazing Angle Nadir R a n g e-Swath Width-X (roll) Axis Z (yaw) Axis Y (pitch) Axis Yaw Angle Azimuth Angle Elevation Angle S a t e l l i t e G r o u n d T r a c k Satellite and Radar Geometries Pub. No. The Elevator Controls Pitch On the horizontal tail surface, the elevator tilts up or down, decreasing or increasing lift on the tail. This tilts the nose of the airplane up and down. The Rudder Controls Yaw On the vertical tail fin, the rudder swivels from side to side, pushing the tail in a left or right direction.

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