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Unformatted text preview: Advanced ADCS Bibliography Assignment Due Date: Wednesday September 10 In Class Assignment: Conduct a literature review of spacecraft dynamics and control prob- lems studied in the 1960s – 1970s. Specifics: • Find 20 journal papers on spacecraft dynamics and control published between January 1, 1960 and December 31, 1979. At least five of these papers should be related in some way, e.g. , at least five papers regarding gravity-gradient stabilized spacecraft. Suggested journals: Acta Astronautica , Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets , The Astronomical Journal , AIAA Journal , Journal of Applied Mechanics , COMSAT Technical Review , Journal of the British Interplanetary Society , Journal of the Astronautical Sciences , Journal of the Aerospace Sciences , Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy • Prepare an enumerated bibliography with the 20 papers ordered in chronological order. • Write a brief review of the five related papers, using the questions described in the attached guidelines to organize your review. The review should be a single review with discussion of the five papers, not a sequence of five individual reviews. • The assignment must be typed, double-spaced, and stapled in the upperleft corner (no binders needed!). Note: A subsequent assignment will ask you to find papers written in the 1980s and 1990s that cite the five papers you reviewed. 1 Conducting a Literature Review for a Research Project Christopher D. Hall 1 Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech One of the most important elements in the beginning of a research project is the literature review . A researcher, especially one who is new to the particular problem, needs to map the landscape of relevant work done by other researchers. Some of the questions that the literature review can help answer are listed below. For each question, I have given two versions: the first is the direct question that you should attempt to answer by reading the literature, and the second is the indirect question that should influence your thinking about the research project and its directions. 1. What are the applications associated with this problem? Why is this problem of interest? 2. Who are the researchers who have investigated this problem, and who funded them to study it? Who is interested in this problem? 3. What models have been used to study this problem, and what assumptions are inherent in each? What model assumptions might be relaxed to obtain new and hopefully useful results? 4. What methods have others used in analyzing this problem? What methods are available for you to use? 5. What important questions have others raised that have not yet been answered? What opportunities are there to answer questions that will be of interest to the research community?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/01/2012 for the course AOE 5984 taught by Professor Devenport during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.
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