• A Satellite Automatic Control System

      Bleiweis, J. J.; Redman, P. C.; COMSAT Laboratories (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1977-10)
      The primary task of existing satellite control centers is to automatically monitor the operational performance of existing satellites and to manually generate control commands so that these satellites remain within specified operational limits. This paper describes some basic characteristics of an existing satellite control center and identifies a method that may be employed to gradually introduce automatic commanding to the facility. Candidate methods of automatic commanding are described.