Principles Of Space Instrument Design by A. M. CruisePrinciples Of Space Instrument Design by A. M. Cruise

Principles Of Space Instrument Design

byA. M. Cruise, J. A. Bowles, T. J. Patrick...

Paperback | May 11, 2006

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This informative account of the design of instruments used in rockets and spacecraft begins by introducing the basic principles of designing for the space environment. Following chapters discuss mechanical, structural, thermal and electronic design, including the problems that are frequently encountered in the testing and verification of spacecraft subsystems. The authors carefully describe important aspects of design, including stress analysis, multilayer insulation, two-dimensional sensor systems, mechanisms, the structure of space optics, and project management and control. A final chapter looks toward future developments of space instrument design and addresses issues arising from financial constraints. The book contains lists of symbols, acronyms and units and a comprehensive reference list. Worked examples, found throughout the text, make it valuable to final year undergraduate and beginning graduate students of physics, space science, space-craft engineering and astronautics.
Title:Principles Of Space Instrument DesignFormat:PaperbackDimensions:396 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.83 inPublished:May 11, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052102594X

ISBN - 13:9780521025942


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Designing for space; 2. Mechanical design; 3. Thermal design; 4. Electronics; 5. Mechanism design and actuation; 6. Space optics technology; 7. Project management and control; 8. Epilogue: space instruments and small satellites; Appendices; Notes; References and bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Overall this book is well presented, covers many topics of clear relevance to space instrument design...The book fills a long outstanding omission from the available literature." The Aeronautical Journal