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Number: 244/171
Name: Aeronautics > Spacecraft > Attitude control > With attitude sensor means
Description: Apparatus provided with means for sensing the in-flight position of the machine or structure.

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
8550405 Solar powered spacecraft power system for a hall effect thruster Oct. 8, 2013
8528316 Solid propellant gas control system and method Sep. 10, 2013
8505853 Method for controlling satellite attitude, and attitude-controlled satellite Aug. 13, 2013
8386095 Performing corrective action on unmanned aerial vehicle using one axis of three-axis magnetometer Feb. 26, 2013
8380370 Spacecraft acquisition maneuvers using position-based gyroless control Feb. 19, 2013
8355635 Gyro-aided pointing control for laser communications Jan. 15, 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
8243992 Device for optically detecting position and/or orientation of objects comprising at least one linear sensor Aug. 14, 2012
8229606 Systems and methods for estimating position, attitude, and/or heading of a vehicle Jul. 24, 2012
8209070 Methods and systems for efficiently orienting an agile vehicle using a gyroscope array 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
8186627 Attitude control data creating method, and attitude control system applying the method May. 29, 2012
8185262 Method of determining and controlling the inertial attitude of a spinning, artificial satellite and systems therefor May. 22, 2012
8185259 Fuzzy logic-based control method for helicopters carrying suspended loads May. 22, 2012
8132761 Robust capacitive distance sensor Mar. 13, 2012
8099186 Satellite navigation using long-term navigation information and autonomous orbit control Jan. 17, 2012
8056863 Unified attitude control for spacecraft transfer orbit operations Nov. 15, 2011
7874519 Spacecraft three-axis attitude acquisition from sun direction measurement Jan. 25, 2011
7745768 Absolute target system enhanced by combining a star sensor and a formation flight optical metrological sensor Jun. 29, 2010
7739003 Method of determining and controlling the inertial attitude of a spinning, artificial satellite and systems therefor Jun. 15, 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
7547870 Precision spacecraft payload platforms Jun. 16, 2009
7464898 Precision thrust/sun tracking attitude control system for gimbaled thruster Dec. 16, 2008
7437224 Target acquisition control for spacecraft gimballed payload Oct. 14, 2008
7410130 Star-tracker-based attitude determination for spinning spacecraft Aug. 12, 2008
7409292 Method and system for degimbalization of vehicle navigation data Aug. 5, 2008
7367529 Momentum tube for distributed actuation May. 6, 2008
7337097 Dynamic modeling technique for the deployment of large satellite antennas Feb. 26, 2008
7305286 System and method for gyro enhanced vertical flight information Dec. 4, 2007
7286911 Aircraft pilot assistance system and method Oct. 23, 2007
7258306 Thermal deformation determination for payload pointing using space-based beacon Aug. 21, 2007
7248948 Apparatus and method for estimating attitude using inertial measurement equipment Jul. 24, 2007
7246776 Method and system for CMG array singularity avoidance Jul. 24, 2007
7216036 Integrated inertial stellar attitude sensor May. 8, 2007
7185858 Spacecraft gyro calibration system Mar. 6, 2007
7149611 Virtual sensor mast Dec. 12, 2006
7149610 Momentum estimator for on-station momentum control Dec. 12, 2006
7134630 Thermal deformation determination for payload pointing using space-based beacon Nov. 14, 2006
7124001 Relative attitude estimator for multi-payload attitude determination Oct. 17, 2006
7090170 In-orbit satellite sensor alignment determination Aug. 15, 2006
7075048 Omni-directional radiation source and object locator Jul. 11, 2006
6990396 Method and apparatus for reaction wheel dynamic compensation in long-duration deployment of a large reflector Jan. 24, 2006
6987257 Attitude determination system and method Jan. 17, 2006
6961643 System and method for gyro enhanced vertical flight information Nov. 1, 2005

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