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23 October 1984 Inertially Referenced Instrument Pointing Platform With Momentum Compensated Articulation
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Proceedings Volume 0493, Optical Platforms; (1984)
Event: The National Symposium and Workshop on Optical Platforms, 1984, Huntsville, United States
A precision pointing scan platform is under development at JPL in connection with the Mariner Mark II (MMII) interplanetary spacecraft program. Unlike previous designs, e.g., the Voyager and Galileo scan platforms, the new platform concept provides for closed loop celestial or target body referenced tracking and momentum compensated articulation. The new platform concept, known as the Integrated Platform Pointing and Attitude Control System (IPPACS), is expected to maximize mission to mission inheritance of attitude and articulation control hardware and software by decoupling the platform design from the spacecraft design through momentum compensation. High accuracy science instrument pointing is provided by an optical tracker co-located with an inertial rate unit on the instrument platform.
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C . E. Bell and R . H. Stanton "Inertially Referenced Instrument Pointing Platform With Momentum Compensated Articulation", Proc. SPIE 0493, Optical Platforms, (23 October 1984);


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