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Using a gyroscope for directional vertical control of rocket

Posted by: Mooresealift - Sun May 05, 2013 1:01 am
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Post Using a gyroscope for directional vertical control of rocket   Posted on: Sun May 05, 2013 1:01 am
Would the use of a gyroscope and associated hardware give you quicker
response time for directional control of your rocket and give instantaneous
movement of a thruster or would it be able to withstand the g's and be
weight prohibitive?


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Post Re: Using a gyroscope for directional vertical control of rocket   Posted on: Tue May 21, 2013 1:42 pm
Do you mean mechanically attaching a gyroscope to the gimballed engine? Or using a gyroscope-based sensor to collect position information that the computer then uses to steer? I think they're already doing the latter, and I'm not sure how the former would compensate for wind drift for example. You'd still need to fuse in position information. Could that be done mechanically?

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