This submission is in the form of a commentary on the
work of the applicant in the field of space technology,
accompanied by, and related to, a selection of published
papers on various facets of his subject. There are
actually several scores of papers by the applicant
which have been published internationally on the
subject, but to avoid the rather impractical submission
of the amount of paper that this would involve, only
some forty of the most relevant papers are listed in
Appendix A by title, date, occasion and their published
format. Of these the commentary relates to a key
selection which, in the opinion of the applicant, will
permit the most sensible linked sequence in order to
demonstrate the evolution of technology with which the
applicant has been concerned in this field.
This Thesis is restricted for reasons relating to the law of copyright. For more information please contact Loughborough University Library. A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.