Monday, May 2, 2011

S19 Guidance system

"These systems use aerodynamic control surfaces (canards) as actuators in the forward end of the rocket. We have developed four generations of S19 type systems, beginning with an analog one and going digital around 1990. The latest generation is called S19L and uses ring laser gyros and accelerometers for attitude and position reference. It is currently designed for guidance, navigation and control of 17.26 inch diameter sounding rockets reaching apogee altitudes in the 300-500 km range."

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