Improved Model of a Mercury Ring Damper
- Created: Sunday, 01 November 2009
Practical application of this formulation has been demonstrated by the development of a new and simplified model of the rotational motion of a rigid rotor to which is attached a partially filled mercury ring damper. Models like this one are used in guidance and control of spin-stabilized spacecraft and gyroscope-stabilized seekers in guided missiles.
This work was done by Eric P. Fahrenthold and Ravishankar Shivarma of the University of Texas for Johnson Space Center. For more information, download the Technical Support Package (free white paper) at www.techbriefs.com/tsp under the Infor - mation Sciences category. MSC-23830-1