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Number: 244/164
Name: Aeronautics > Spacecraft > Attitude control
Description: Apparatus wherein the machine or structure includes regulatory means for either maintaining or correcting its position or attitude either at or to a desired setting respectively as it moves in the upper reaches of and/or beyond the atmosphere of a celestial body.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
244/167 By gravity gradient 20
244/165 By gyroscope or flywheel 258
244/169 By jet motor 179
244/166 By magnetic effect 75
244/170 By nutation damper 61
244/168 By solar pressure 71
244/171 With attitude sensor means 274

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8706322 Method and computer program product for controlling inertial attitude of an artificial satellite by applying gyroscopic precession to maintain the spin axis perpendicular to sun lines Apr. 22, 2014
8676503 System for determing and controlling inertial attitude, for navigation, and for pointing and/or tracking for an artificial satellite employing and optical sensor and a counter-rotational optic Mar. 18, 2014
8640994 Agile dedicated spacecraft for spinning microwave imagers and sounders Feb. 4, 2014
8571727 Energy-angular momentum closed-loop guidance for launch vehicles Oct. 29, 2013
8571728 Systems and methods for embedding aircraft attitude data and detecting inconsistent aircraft attitude information Oct. 29, 2013
8505853 Method for controlling satellite attitude, and attitude-controlled satellite Aug. 13, 2013
8489258 Propulsive guidance for atmospheric skip entry trajectories Jul. 16, 2013
8478456 Variable bandwidth control actuation methods and apparatus Jul. 2, 2013
8413931 System and method for reducing attitude errors for exoatmospheric devices Apr. 9, 2013
8412391 Proximity spacecraft maneuvering Apr. 2, 2013
8401717 Actuator control reducing the level of vibration of an associated flexible structure Mar. 19, 2013
8380370 Spacecraft acquisition maneuvers using position-based gyroless control Feb. 19, 2013
8379087 Attitude estimation using ground imagery Feb. 19, 2013
8356775 Space object deployment system and method Jan. 22, 2013
8353481 Spin-stabilized lander Jan. 15, 2013
8352101 Algorithm for simultaneous attitude maneuver and momentum dumping Jan. 8, 2013
8322659 Method for lightening the weight of fuel stowed onboard during an interplanetary mission Dec. 4, 2012
8315749 Innovative optimal spacecraft safing methodology Nov. 20, 2012
8282044 Actuator device for varying the attitude of a spacecraft Oct. 9, 2012
8209070 Methods and systems for efficiently orienting an agile vehicle using a gyroscope array Jun. 26, 2012
8205839 Methods and apparatus for node-synchronous eccentricity control Jun. 26, 2012
8195345 Method of generating an integrated fuzzy-based guidance law for aerodynamic missiles Jun. 5, 2012
8190307 Control optimization method for helicopters carrying suspended loads May. 29, 2012
8185259 Fuzzy logic-based control method for helicopters carrying suspended loads May. 22, 2012
8185262 Method of determining and controlling the inertial attitude of a spinning, artificial satellite and systems therefor May. 22, 2012
8155819 System and method for effecting vehicle maneuver to compensate for IMU error Apr. 10, 2012
8131409 Gyroless transfer orbit sun acquisition using only wing current measurement feedback Mar. 6, 2012
8123173 Attitude and antenna steering system and method for spacecraft Feb. 28, 2012
8099186 Satellite navigation using long-term navigation information and autonomous orbit control Jan. 17, 2012
8082047 Adaptive control method that compensates for sign error in actuator response Dec. 20, 2011
8056863 Unified attitude control for spacecraft transfer orbit operations Nov. 15, 2011
7989744 Methods and apparatus for transferring a fluid Aug. 2, 2011
7980514 Solar array momentum control Jul. 19, 2011
7967257 Space object deployment system and method Jun. 28, 2011
7961386 Low orbit missile-shaped satellite for electro-optical earth surveillance and other missions Jun. 14, 2011
7945353 Adaptive control in the presence of input constraints May. 17, 2011
7875838 Post boost control power assembly Jan. 25, 2011
7835828 Method for computer-assisted determination of an optimum-fuel control of nozzles Nov. 16, 2010
7835826 Attitude determination system for yaw-steering spacecraft Nov. 16, 2010
7832688 Optimized land mobile satellite configuration and steering Nov. 16, 2010
7823836 Optimal sun safe attitude for satellite ground tracking Nov. 2, 2010
7805226 Hierarchical strategy for singularity avoidance in arrays of control moment gyroscopes Sep. 28, 2010
7739003 Method of determining and controlling the inertial attitude of a spinning, artificial satellite and systems therefor Jun. 15, 2010
7721998 Self-powered spacecraft attitude control system and method May. 25, 2010
7693619 Method and system for controlling sets of collinear control moment gyroscopes with offset determination without attitude trajectory of spacecraft Apr. 6, 2010
7681841 Method and system for spacecraft power acquisition using single-axis slit sun sensor Mar. 23, 2010
7676305 Method and apparatus for assigning weighting coefficients for performing attitude calculations with a star sensor Mar. 9, 2010
7665695 Unified attitude control for spacecraft transfer orbit operations Feb. 23, 2010
7624948 Optimized land mobile satellite configuration and steering method Dec. 1, 2009
7603207 Surrogate air processor Oct. 13, 2009

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