thrust vector control


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thrust vector control

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A method of controlling vehicle trajectory by rotating the thrust line to improve maneuverability and for V/STOL (vertical/short takeoff and landing) operation. Thrust vectoring is also used for noise reduction in gas turbine engines.
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Thrust Vector Control. In the thrust vector control scheme, the thrust direction angle [gamma] can be adjusted, but the length of the tether is with fixed length.
Actually, when L = [[??].sup.2], the mixed control is almost same as the thrust vector control but the transfer time is not requested to be the shortest.
In the thrust vector control scheme, the only control variable is the thrust direction angle [gamma], which is adopted for optimizations of both orbit and attitude of the tethered system.