Attitude Control and Multimedia Representation of Air Force Institute of Technology’s Simulation Satellite, Ian Gilbert, 9781288306749


This document describes the systematic construction of the AFIT-sponsored program to develop a laboratory-based satellite simulator. The simulation satellite (SIMSAT) system will provide a useful tool for resident staff while teaching attitude control concepts. A brief overview of attitude control theory is provided as well as a discussion of the benefits of multimedia use in education. A detailed discussion of the satellite’s components allows the reader to become familiar with each piece of SIMSAT. Software control models are provided as well as a multimedia lesson plan on satellite attitude control. Also included in this document are potential experimental uses in the areas of attitude control, precision pointing, and vibration suppression as well as continued modification of the multimedia presentation capabilities.

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