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Number: 244/165
Name: Aeronautics > Spacecraft > Attitude control > By gyroscope or flywheel
Description: Apparatus wherein the regulatory means comprises a rotating body of stabilizing or fixedly maintaining an attitude of the machine or structure.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8688296 Method for maximum data collection with a control moment gyroscope controlled satellite Apr. 1, 2014
8620496 Systems and method of controlling a spacecraft using attitude sensors Dec. 31, 2013
8413931 System and method for reducing attitude errors for exoatmospheric devices Apr. 9, 2013
8412391 Proximity spacecraft maneuvering Apr. 2, 2013
8380370 Spacecraft acquisition maneuvers using position-based gyroless control Feb. 19, 2013
8346410 Method for improving maneuverability and controllability by simultaneously applying both reaction wheel-based attitude controller and thruster-based attitude controller Jan. 1, 2013
8321076 On-line inertia estimation for use in controlling an aerospace vehicle Nov. 27, 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
8205838 Electrostatic spacecraft reorbiter Jun. 26, 2012
8209065 Steering logic for spacecraft slew maneuvers Jun. 26, 2012
8155819 System and method for effecting vehicle maneuver to compensate for IMU error Apr. 10, 2012
8113468 Precision attitude control system for gimbaled thruster Feb. 14, 2012
8066226 Inertial propulsion device to move an object up and down Nov. 29, 2011
8056863 Unified attitude control for spacecraft transfer orbit operations Nov. 15, 2011
8052093 Control moment gyro and device for assembly thereof Nov. 8, 2011
8020809 Direct torque actuator control for control moment gyroscope Sep. 20, 2011
8014911 Methods and systems for imposing a momentum boundary while reorienting an agile vehicle with control moment gyroscopes Sep. 6, 2011
7988097 Precision attitude control system for gimbaled thruster Aug. 2, 2011
7974746 Singularity escape and avoidance using a virtual array rotation Jul. 5, 2011
7904214 Singularity escape and avoidance using a virtual array rotation Mar. 8, 2011
7805226 Hierarchical strategy for singularity avoidance in arrays of control moment gyroscopes Sep. 28, 2010
7800334 Drive system Sep. 21, 2010
7721998 Self-powered spacecraft attitude control system and method May. 25, 2010
7690602 Satellite active motion damping Apr. 6, 2010
7693619 Method and system for controlling sets of collinear control moment gyroscopes with offset determination without attitude trajectory of spacecraft Apr. 6, 2010
7661627 Method of controlling the attitude of satellites, particularly agile satellites with a reduced number of gyrodynes Feb. 16, 2010
7654490 Precision attitude control system for gimbaled thruster Feb. 2, 2010
7627404 Singularity escape and avoidance using a virtual array rotation Dec. 1, 2009
7561947 Dynamic CMG array and method Jul. 14, 2009
7554237 Centrifugal-effect vibration generator having coaxial contrarotating rotors Jun. 30, 2009
7512466 High-torque, low power reaction wheel array and method Mar. 31, 2009
7464899 Method and system for determining a singularity free momentum path Dec. 16, 2008
7407137 Dual voltage integrated power and attitude control system and method Aug. 5, 2008
7370833 Method and system for determining a singularity free momentum path May. 13, 2008
7367529 Momentum tube for distributed actuation May. 6, 2008
7364120 Quantized control-moment gyroscope array Apr. 29, 2008
7290737 Nonsurvivable momentum exchange system Nov. 6, 2007
7273196 System for vehicle attitude and/or momentum control Sep. 25, 2007
7248967 Autonomous velocity estimation and navigation Jul. 24, 2007
7246776 Method and system for CMG array singularity avoidance Jul. 24, 2007
7216036 Integrated inertial stellar attitude sensor May. 8, 2007
7198232 Optimal speed management for reaction wheel control system and method Apr. 3, 2007
7185855 Method and system for steering a momentum control system Mar. 6, 2007
7152495 System and method for adaptive cancellation of disturbances Dec. 26, 2006
7130744 Method for determining and compensating the scale factor error caused by a wavelength change in a GPS-based inertial navigation system Oct. 31, 2006
7097140 System and method for spacecraft attitude control Aug. 29, 2006
7078880 Energy storage flywheel voltage regulation and load sharing system and method Jul. 18, 2006
7057734 Integrated reaction wheel assembly and fiber optic gyro Jun. 6, 2006

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