21. Ensuring Aiming Accuracy of Ship’s Telemetry Reception Antenna Installation for Small Vessels

21. Ensuring Aiming Accuracy of Ship’s Telemetry Reception Antenna Installation for Small Vessels

Lyalyuk S. N., Tikhonov V. L.

Yangel Yuzhnoye State Design Office, Dnipro, Ukraine

Kosm. teh. Raket. vooruž. 2018, (2); 178-183
Language: Russian
For monitoring rocket flight and determining accuracy of spacecraft injection into the planned orbit, it is necessary to ensure the reception of telemetry data from the launch vehicle. Telemetry data receiving stations may be located either on land or on shipboard. When the antenna system of such station is placed on shipboard, ship roll and ship drift have the most considerable impact on the antenna guidance accuracy. To ensure the guidance accuracy of the telemetry receiving antenna set, placed on shipboard, the control algorithm was designed. It was offered to use triaxial rotary support with axis of reflector inclination angle to meet the requirements specified. In the article, the connection between kinematic parameters of the antenna rotary support drives and parameters of the space launch vehicle motion were identified, rotation angles of the antenna drives along the three axes were determined, and the law of angular velocity variation along the azimuthal axis, including the maximum feasible angular velocity provided by the azimuthal axis drive, was chosen. Numerical simulation of antenna guidance algorithms that provide stable signal receiving under conditions of ship roll was carried out in the visual development environment of Embarcadero RAD Studio XE6. Several variants for operation of the rotary support drives of the antenna set were chosen for mathematical simulation; disturbing conditions of ship roll and ship drift were analyzed and chosen for ships with small displacement. The simulation validated the designed antenna control algorithm and showed that the requirements for the cinematic parameters of the antenna drives were reduced under conditions of ship roll when the axis of reflector inclination angle was introduced; and accelerometer unit or GPS receiver installed in the antenna structure additionally increased the accuracy of target designation of the antenna and improved its guidance accuracy
Key words: antenna, guidance algorithm, ship roll, ship drift, simulation.


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