Human Space Travel Seminal IEEE Journal and Conference Papers

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IEEE members were researching and publishing actively all aspects of Human Space Travel as the Apollo Program as the Lunar landings became reality.
This is a page of IEEE seminal journal and conference papers related to Human Space Travel.

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Seminal IEEE Papers Related to Human Space Travel



Control and Navigation

Alonso, Ramon, Blair-Smith, Hopkins. “Some aspects of the Logical Design of a Control Computer: A Case Study.” IEEE Transactions on Electronics and Computers, (December 1963) 687-697

Charles D. Brady, "Apollo Guidance and Navigation Electronics," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace, Vol 3, #2, June 1965

W. J. Evanzia, "A look at Apollo electronics", IEEE Spectrum, Vol 6, #9 September 1969



Hamilton, Margaret, "What the Errors Tell Us," IEEE software, Vol 35, #5 Spe/Oct 2018

H. H. Nickerson ; F. Harris, STADAR: Servo Tester with Automatic Data Acquisition and Reduction," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol AES-2, #2, March 1966

Eldon C. Hall, “From the Farm to Pioneering with Digital in Control Computers: An Autobiography.” IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, (April-June 2000) 28

Hirsch, Paul. “Engineers Reassessing Electronic Hardware in Light of Some Near Failures on Apollo 12.” IEEE Spectrum, (January 1970) 72-74

Noyce, Robert N. “Integrated Circuits in Military Equipment.” IEEE Spectrum (June 1964) 71-72




Power and On-Board Systems

Peter Fono, Special Design Considerations for the Apollo Spacecraft Electrical System," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace, Vol. 2, #2 April 1964

T. C. Quebedeaux, "The Apollo Spacecraft Electrical Power Distribution System," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace, Vol. 2, #2 April 1964

[https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/4323513 L. H. Wood et al, "Electrical Power Requirements for Future Space Exploration," IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol 12, #1 February 1965


Space Communications

M. H. Brockman ; H. R. Buchanan ; R. L. Choate ; L. R. Malling, "Extra-Terrestrial Radio Tracking and Communication," Proceedings of the IRE, Vol 48, #4, April 1960

Max Engert, "The Apollo Lunar Television System," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace, Vol 3, #2, June 1965

E. A. Graham, "System Design for Improved Extra-Terrestrial Communications", IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol AES-3, #5, September 1967

R. Henkel ; D. Mealey, "Electromagnetic Compatibility Operational Problems Aboard the Apollo Spacecraft Tracking Ship," 1967 IEEE Electromagnetic Symposium Record, 18-20 July 1967

W. Kock, "Audio problems in space," IEEE Transactions on Audio, Vol AU-13, #6, Nov-Dec 1965

Howard C. Kyle, "Compatibility and Performance Testing of Communications Systems", IEEE Transactions on Aerospace, Vol AS-3, #2 June 1965

Richard T. Lacoss, "Adaptive Combining of Wideband Array Data for Optimal Reception," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience Electronics, Vol 6, #2, May 1968

L. Moser ; J. Ross, "Compact High-Powered Frequency Multipliers for S-Band Telemetry Frequencies", IEEE Transactions on Communication Technology, Vol 16, #3, June 1968

R. Moses, "A Possible Lunar Communication System," IEEE Transactions on Communication Technology, Vol 17, #1, Feb 1969

Saul Moskowitz, "An Approach to Autonomous Orbital Navigation," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol AES-4, #5, September 1968

Sensors, Measurement and Mapping

Palmer Dyal ; Curtis W. Parkin ; Charles P. Sonett, "Lunar Surface Magnetometer," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience Electronics, 1970

Earl E. Swartzlander, "Absolute and Differential Temperature Monitors Developed for Apollo Space Experiments", IEEE Transactions on Geoscience Electronics, Vol 7, #4, October 1969