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by Anton H. de Ruiter,Christopher Damaren,James R. Forbes

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Provides the basics of spacecraft orbital dynamics plusattitude dynamics and control, using vectrix notation

Spacecraft Dynamics and Control: An Introductionpresents the fundamentals of classical control in the context ofspacecraft attitude control. This approach is particularlybeneficial for the training of students in both of the subjects ofclassical control as well as its application to spacecraft attitudecontrol. By using a physical system (a spacecraft) that the readercan visualize (rather than arbitrary transfer functions), it iseasier to grasp the motivation for why topics in control theory areimportant, as well as the theory behind them.  The entiretreatment of both orbital and attitude dynamics makes use ofvectrix notation, which is a tool that allows the user to writedown any vector equation of motion without consideration of areference frame. This is particularly suited to the treatment ofmultiple reference frames. Vectrix notation also makes a very cleardistinction between a physical vector and its coordinaterepresentation in a reference frame. This is very important inspacecraft dynamics and control problems, where often multiplecoordinate representations are used (in different reference frames)for the same physical vector.

Provides an accessible, practical aid for teaching andself-study with a layout enabling a fundamental understanding ofthe subjectFills a gap in the existing literature by providing ananalytical toolbox offering the reader a lasting, rigorousmethodology for approaching vector mechanics, a key element vitalto new graduates and practicing engineers alikeDelivers an outstanding resource for aerospace engineeringstudents, and all those involved in the technical aspects of designand engineering in the space sectorContains numerous illustrations to accompany the written text.Problems are included to apply and extend the material in eachchapter

Essential reading for graduate level aerospace engineeringstudents, aerospace professionals, researchers and engineers.


This textbook was used in my Spacecraft Dynamics undergraduate elective course

This textbook was used in my Spacecraft Dynamics undergraduate elective course. Chapter 1 introduces vectrix notation, which I believe is crucial when dealing with complicated dynamic systems, such as those encountered when dealing with orbital mechanics or attitude dynamics.

This is very important in spacecraft dynamics and control problems, where often multiple coordinate representations are used (in different reference frames) for the same physical vector

This is very important in spacecraft dynamics and control problems, where often multiple coordinate representations are used (in different reference frames) for the same physical vector. Provides the basics of spacecraft orbital dynamics plus attitude dynamics and control, using vectrix notation. Spacecraft Dynamics and Control: An Introduction presents the fundamentals of classical control in the context of spacecraft attitude control. This approach is particularly beneficial for the training of students in both of the subjects of classical control as well as its application to spacecraft attitude control.

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by Anton H. Forbes(Author) & 0 more. Provides the basics of spacecraft orbital dynamics plus attitude dynamics and control, using vectrix notation Spacecraft Dynamics and Control: An Introduction presents the fundamentals of classical control in the context of spacecraft attitude control.

Spacecraft Dynamics and Control: An Introduction presents the fundamentals of classical control in the context of spacecraft attitude . Spacecraft Dynamics and Control - Anton H. de Ruiter.

Spacecraft Dynamics and Control: An Introduction presents the fundamentals of classical control in the context of spacecraft attitude control. By using a physical system (a spacecraft) that the reader can visualize (rather than arbitrary transfer functions), it is easier to grasp the motivation for why topics in control theory are important, as well as the theory behind them.

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Spacecraft Dynamics and Control: An Introduction presents the fundamentals of classical control in the context of spacecraft attitude control. by Anton H. de Ruiter,Christopher Damaren,James R.

oceedings{DA, title {Spacecraft Dynamics and Control: An Introduction}, author {Anton H. de Ruiter and Christopher J. Damaren and James Richard Forbes}, year {2013} }. Anton H. de Ruiter, Christopher J. Damaren, James Richard Forbes. Overall, this book provides a good, comprehensive examination of the fundamentals of translational and rotational dynamics, determination, and control of spacecraft. Summing Up: Recommended

Anton H. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic and professional aerospace engineering collections. J De Ruiter, Christopher Damaren, James R Forbes. Published by Wiley 2013-01-04, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom (2013). 9. Spacecraft Dynamics and Control. de Ruiter James R. Forbes Christopher Damaren Anton H. ISBN 10: 1118342364 ISBN 13: 9781118342367. Published by John Wiley & Sons.

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I was first introduced to ``Spacecraft Dynamics and Control'' in my final year spacecraft dynamics undergraduate course. Now pursuing a Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering, this book is by far the most useful to me.

The first section of the book introduces Kinematics and Rigid-Body Dynamics. I wish that my undergraduate dynamics course had been taught using the notation and methods presented in this section. The rigorous yet easy to understand notation used in this book simplifies dynamics incredibly.

The most important part of the book still remains Orbital Mechanics and Attitude Stabilization and Control. Eight chapters of the book are dedicated to Orbital Mechanics and cover the Keplerian Two-Body Problem, Orbital Maneuvers, Interplanetary Trajectories, Orbital Perturbations, Spacecraft Formation Flying, etc.

The section on Attitude Stabilization and Control is extremely well presented. I had an undergrad course that introduced me to state-space control but I had never really seen classical control. This book does a great job introducing important concepts like Block Diagrams, PID control, Root Locus Method, Frequency Response, etc.

So if you are planning doing any kind of work involving spacecraft dynamics and control, I strongly suggest that this is the first book you buy.
Whitehammer
There are very few books on spacecraft attitude determination and control, and before this book there weren't any I liked much. After 34 years in the field as an attitude control analyst, system engineer, and chief engineer, I was thinking I should devote a year or two of my retirement to writing a textbook to fill in the gap but with the publication of this book I can breathe a sigh of relief and move on to other things! This book fully fills in the gap. It is up to date and includes every significant topic an engineer in spacecraft attitude control engineer should know.
Uste
Needed this book to do an assignment, expected to get it Friday and do in on the weekend, but it ended up arriving on Tuesday,THE DAY AFTER THEY SHIPPED IT. I was thrilled and shocked. If I need another text book next term, I'll defnitely be checking these suppliers out again
Nten
This book is just bad, or should I have said "clearly, this book is horrible"? It does well in explaining the math and derivations behind attitude control equations but it lacks examples and illustrations and subjects readers to a litany of "clearly the equation now becomes" or "obviously we can ...." when it isn't necessarily clear or obvious at all (seriously, I searched the digital format and found 31 occurrences of "clearly"). I have a math, CS, and space background (completing second masters this fall) and I often had difficulty following his logic. In short, there are many other books that I would recommend over this one. There is no doubt that the author knows his stuff, however he is (clearly) not particularly talented when it comes to presenting the material.
Zicelik
"Spacecraft Dynamics and Control" is a must buy for anyone looking for a well-written introduction to orbital mechanics or even an introduction/review in classical control theory. This textbook was used in my Spacecraft Dynamics undergraduate elective course.

Chapter 1 introduces vectrix notation, which I believe is crucial when dealing with complicated dynamic systems, such as those encountered when dealing with orbital mechanics or attitude dynamics. This chapter also defines physical vectors, reference frames and derives the rotation matrix.

Although it is relatively short, Chapter 2 is one of the most useful chapters in the textbook. I've learned about rigid-body dynamics in a couple of undergraduate courses, but it was always confusing and not explained very well. This topic is clearly introduced in a step-by-step manner that makes perfect sense after going through the preliminaries of Chapter 1.

Chapters 3-10 do an impressive job of introducing orbital mechanics, rigorously covering the two-body problem, preliminary orbit determination, orbital maneuvers, and more. This is the part of the textbook that most buyers will probably be looking for, and it does not disappoint.

Like the other reviewers mentioned, the second half of the book contains an excellent treatment of classical control theory. I've never taken a proper course on this subject, so this came as a welcome surprise. This section of the textbook could easily be used as a reference text in an undergraduate classical control class. If you need an introduction or a review of classical control theory, I would highly recommend this text.

Overall, this textbook is well-written, concise, informative, and has awesome figures. I recommend it to anyone interested in orbital mechanics and even as a reference text for anyone studying dynamics and control.
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