Title page for ETD etd-06022010-020052

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Eide, Donald Gordon
URN etd-06022010-020052
Title Design criteria and equations of motion for the de-spin of a vehicle by the radial release of weights and cables of finite mass
Degree Master of Science
Department Engineering Mechanics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Pardue, Louis A. Committee Chair
  • Space vehicles
Date of Defense 1962-03-15
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The equations of motion are derived for the de-spinning of a rigid body payload by the use of weights attached to the ends of unwinding cables of finite mass that are released when colinear with a radius of the payload.

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