Spacecraft Formation Flying

Spacecraft Formation Flying
Author: Pini Gurfil
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780750685337
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spacecraft Formation Flying Book Excerpt:

Spacecraft formation flying (SFF) is of huge importance to the aerospace and space community. Not the stuff of science-fiction, SFF involves flying multiple small satellites together, to deliver benefits which far outweigh a single larger craft or space station. The first autonomous formation flying earth science mission was in 196 and NASA now has 35 SFF mission sets. By networking several smaller and cheaper craft, scientists can make simultaneous measurements that enable higher resolution astronomical imagery, provide robust and fault-tolerant spacecraft system architectures, and enable complex earth science and space science networks dispersed over clusters of satellites in space. This is the first book to introduce and explore SFF. It is a topic of enormous importance to aerospace engineers, astrodynamicists, satellite engineers, astronomers, physicists, and applied mathematicions. This book provides a complete introduction to the subject and is supported by graduate level student exercises plus Matlab and Maple code sets for running SFF simulations. * The first book dedicated to spacecraft formation flying which is the enabling element of distributed spacecraft systems * Written by the leading researchers and teachers in the field; perfect for research and graduate students * Accompanied by Matlab and Maple code sets and exercises for graduate level students of aerospace science, astrodynamics and orbital mechanics.

Spacecraft Formation Flying

Spacecraft Formation Flying
Author: Kyle Alfriend,Srinivas Rao Vadali,Pini Gurfil,Jonathan How,Louis Breger
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2009-11-16
ISBN: 9780080559650
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spacecraft Formation Flying Book Excerpt:

Space agencies are now realizing that much of what has previously been achieved using hugely complex and costly single platform projects—large unmanned and manned satellites (including the present International Space Station)—can be replaced by a number of smaller satellites networked together. The key challenge of this approach, namely ensuring the proper formation flying of multiple craft, is the topic of this second volume in Elsevier’s Astrodynamics Series, Spacecraft Formation Flying: Dynamics, control and navigation. In this unique text, authors Alfriend et al. provide a coherent discussion of spacecraft relative motion, both in the unperturbed and perturbed settings, explain the main control approaches for regulating relative satellite dynamics, using both impulsive and continuous maneuvers, and present the main constituents required for relative navigation. The early chapters provide a foundation upon which later discussions are built, making this a complete, standalone offering. Intended for graduate students, professors and academic researchers in the fields of aerospace and mechanical engineering, mathematics, astronomy and astrophysics, Spacecraft Formation Flying is a technical yet accessible, forward-thinking guide to this critical area of astrodynamics. The first book dedicated to spacecraft formation flying, written by leading researchers and professors in the field Develops the theory from an astrodynamical viewpoint, emphasizing modeling, control and navigation of formation flying satellites on Earth orbits Examples used to illustrate the main developments, with a sample simulation of a formation flying mission included to illustrate high fidelity modeling, control and relative navigation

Satellite Formation Flying

Satellite Formation Flying
Author: Danwei Wang,Baolin Wu,Eng Kee Poh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2016-10-24
ISBN: 9811023832
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Satellite Formation Flying Book Excerpt:

This book systematically describes the concepts and principles for multi-satellite relative motion, passive and near passive formation designs, trajectory planning and control for fuel optimal formation maneuvers, and formation flying maintenance control design. As such, it provides a sound foundation for researchers and engineers in this field to develop further theories and pursue their implementations. Though satellite formation flying is widely considered to be a major advance in space technology, there are few systematic treatments of the topic in the literature. Addressing that gap, the book offers a valuable resource for academics, researchers, postgraduate students and practitioners in the field of satellite science and engineering.

Relative Navigation for Spacecraft Formation Flying

Relative Navigation for Spacecraft Formation Flying
Author: National Aeronautics and Space Adm Nasa
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-12-29
ISBN: 9781792758386
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relative Navigation for Spacecraft Formation Flying Book Excerpt:

The Goddard Space Flight Center Guidance, Navigation, and Control Center (GNCC) is currently developing and implementing advanced satellite systems to provide autonomous control of formation flyers. The initial formation maintenance capability will be flight-demonstrated on the Earth-Orbiter-1 (EO-l) satellite, which is planned under the National Aeronautics and Space Administration New Millennium Program to be a coflight with the Landsat-7 (L-7) satellite. Formation flying imposes relative navigation accuracy requirements in addition to the orbit accuracy requirements for the individual satellites. In the case of EO-1 and L-7, the two satellites are in nearly coplanar orbits, with a small difference in the longitude of the ascending node to compensate for the Earth's rotation. The GNCC has performed trajectory error analysis for the relative navigation of the EO-1/L-7 formation, as well as for a more advanced tracking configuration using cross- link satellite communications. This paper discusses the orbit determination and prediction accuracy achievable for EO-1 and L-7 under various tracking and orbit determination scenarios and discusses the expected relative separation errors in their formation flying configuration. Hartman, Kate R. and Gramling, Cheryl J. and Lee, Taesul and Kelbel, David A. and Long, Anne C. Goddard Space Flight Center AAS-98-353 ...

Satellite Formation Flying

Satellite Formation Flying
Author: S. Mathavaraj,Radhakant Padhi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2021-04-16
ISBN: 981159631X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Satellite Formation Flying Book Excerpt:

Small satellite technology is opening up a new era in space exploration offering reduced cost of launch and maintenance, operational flexibility with on-orbit reconfiguration, redundancy etc. The true power of such missions can be harnessed only from close and precise formation flying of satellites. Formation flying missions support diverse application areas such as reconnaissance, remote sensing, solar observatory, deep space observatories, etc. A key component involved in formation flying is the guidance algorithm that should account for system nonlinearities and unknown disturbances. The main focus of this book is to present various nonlinear optimal control and adaptive guidance ideas to ensure precise close formation flying in presence of such difficulties. In addition to in-depth discussion of the relevant topics, MATLAB program files for the results included are also provided for the benefit of the readers. Since this book has concise information about the various guidance techniques, it will be useful reference for researchers and practising engineers in the space field.

Spacecraft Formation Flying

Spacecraft Formation Flying
Author: Amir Hedayat
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Guidance systems (Flight)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Precise Relative Positioning of Formation Flying Spacecraft Using GPS

Precise Relative Positioning of Formation Flying Spacecraft Using GPS
Author: Remco Kroes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Artificial satellites
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nonlinear and Discrete Control Laws for Spacecraft Formation Flying

Nonlinear and Discrete Control Laws for Spacecraft Formation Flying
Author: Jeremy Peter Pluym
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780494160596
Category: Flight control
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonlinear and Discrete Control Laws for Spacecraft Formation Flying Book Excerpt:

Spacecraft formation flying is an enabling technology and attractive alternative to single-spacecraft systems. In addition to being reliable and upgradable, spacecraft formations will provide a means of performing a variety of tasks and missions that cannot be performed by a single satellite. Associated with spacecraft formations are a number of new and challenging problems in the area of spacecraft dynamics and control. Active control systems are required to maintain relative configurations to the accuracies demanded by tasks such as high resolution Earth and deep space imaging. In formation missions involving micro-satellites, fuel efficiency is of paramount importance. This study presents a number of control laws well suited to micro-satellite scale formation missions. The control laws are derived using control techniques such as linear quadratic regulator design, feedback linearization and disturbance accommodation to bring fuel requirements into a range feasible for micro-satellite missions. The CanX-4/5 mission, developed by the Space Flight Laboratory at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, is of particular interest. A control law that accommodates propulsion and attitude subsystem limitations associated with the CanX-4/5 system is presented, along with an extensive body of simulation data to aid in the mission design process.

Orbital Mechanics and Formation Flying

Orbital Mechanics and Formation Flying
Author: P A Capó-Lugo,P M Bainum
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2011-10-04
ISBN: 0857093878
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orbital Mechanics and Formation Flying Book Excerpt:

Aimed at students, faculty and professionals in the aerospace field, this book provides practical information on the development, analysis, and control of a single and/or multiple spacecraft in space. This book is divided into two major sections: single and multiple satellite motion. The first section analyses the orbital mechanics, orbital perturbations, and attitude dynamics of a single satellite around the Earth. Using the knowledge of a single satellite motion, the translation of a group of satellites called formation flying or constellation is explained. Formation flying has been one of the main research topics over the last few years and this book explains different control approaches to control the satellite attitude motion and/or to maintain the constellation together. The control schemes are explained in the discrete domain such that it can be easily implemented on the computer on board the satellite. The key objective of this book is to show the reader the practical and the implementation process in the discrete domain. Explains the orbital motion and principal perturbations affecting the satellite Uses the Ares V rocket as an example to explain the attitude motion of a space vehicle Presents the practical approach for different control actuators that can be used in a satellite

Advances in Dynamics and Control

Advances in Dynamics and Control
Author: S. Sivasundaram
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2004-04-27
ISBN: 0203298918
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Dynamics and Control Book Excerpt:

Presenting research papers contributed by experts in dynamics and control, Advances in Dynamics and Control examines new ideas, reviews the latest results, and investigates emerging directions in the rapidly-growing field of aviation and aerospace. Exploring a wide range of topics, key areas discussed include:* rotorcraft dynamics* stabilization of

Spacecraft Formation Flying Relative Orbit Control Based on Euler Orbital Elements

Spacecraft Formation Flying  Relative Orbit Control  Based on Euler Orbital Elements
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 25
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Flight Mechanics Symposium

Flight Mechanics Symposium
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Astrodynamics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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1999 Flight Mechanics Symposium

1999 Flight Mechanics Symposium
Author: John P. Lynch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 537
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Space stations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Flight Formation Control

Flight Formation Control
Author: Josep Guerrero,Rogelio Lozano
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2012-12-17
ISBN: 1118563220
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flight Formation Control Book Excerpt:

In the last decade the development and control of UnmannedAerial Vehicles (UAVs) has attracted a lot of interest. Bothresearchers and companies have a growing interest in improving thistype of vehicle given their many civilian and militaryapplications. This book presents the state of the art in the area of UAV FlightFormation. The coordination and robust consensus approaches arepresented in detail as well as formation flight control strategieswhich are validated in experimental platforms. It aims at helpingstudents and academics alike to better understand what coordinationand flight formation control can make possible. Several novel methods are presented: - controllability and observability of multi-agent systems; - robust consensus; - flight formation control; - stability of formations over noisy networks; which generate solutions of guaranteed performance for UAV FlightFormation. Contents 1. Introduction, J.A. Guerrero. 2. Theoretical Preliminaries, J.A. Guerrero. 3. Multiagent Coordination Strategies, J.A. Guerrero, R. Lozano,M.W. Spong, N. Chopra. 4. Robust Control Design for Multiagent Systems with ParametricUncertainty, J.A. Guerrero, G. Romero. 5. On Adaptive and Robust Controlled Synchronization of NetworkedRobotic Systems on Strongly Connected Graphs, Y.-C. Liu, N.Chopra. 6. Modeling and Control of Mini UAV, G. Flores Colunga, J.A.Guerrero, J. Escareño, R. Lozano. 7. Flight Formation Control Strategies for Mini UAVs, J.A.Guerrero. 8. Formation Based on Potential Functions, L. García, A.Dzul. 9. Quadrotor Vision-Based Control, J.E. Gomez-Balderas, J.A.Guerrero, S. SALAZAR, R. Lozano, P. Castillo. 10. Toward Vision-Based Coordination of Quadrotor Platoons, L.R.García Carrillo, J.A. Guerrero, R. Lozano. 11. Optimal Guidance for Rotorcraft Platoon Formation Flying inWind Fields, J.A. Guerrero, Y. Bestaoui, R. Lozano. 12. Impact of Wireless Medium Access Protocol on the QuadrotorFormation Control, J.A. Guerrero, Y. Challal, P. Castillo. 13. MAC Protocol for Wireless Communications, A. Mendez, M.Panduro, O. Elizarraras, D. Covarrubias. 14. Optimization of a Scannable Pattern for Bidimensional AntennaArrays to Provide Maximum Performance, A. Reyna, M.A. Panduro, A.Mendez.

A Behavior based Approach to Multiple Spacecraft Formation Flying

A Behavior based Approach to Multiple Spacecraft Formation Flying
Author: Jonathan R. T. Lawton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Interferometry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Truncated Predictor Feedback for Time Delay Systems

Truncated Predictor Feedback for Time Delay Systems
Author: Bin Zhou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-05-29
ISBN: 3642542069
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Truncated Predictor Feedback for Time Delay Systems Book Excerpt:

This book provides a systematic approach to the design of predictor based controllers for (time-varying) linear systems with either (time-varying) input or state delays. Differently from those traditional predictor based controllers, which are infinite-dimensional static feedback laws and may cause difficulties in their practical implementation, this book develops a truncated predictor feedback (TPF) which involves only finite dimensional static state feedback. Features and topics: A novel approach referred to as truncated predictor feedback for the stabilization of (time-varying) time-delay systems in both the continuous-time setting and the discrete-time setting is built systematically Semi-global and global stabilization problems of linear time-delay systems subject to either magnitude saturation or energy constraints are solved in a systematic manner Both stabilization of a single system and consensus of a group of systems (multi-agent systems) are treated in a unified manner by applying the truncated predictor feedback and predictor feedback The properties of the solutions to a class of parametric (differential and difference) Lyapunov matrix equations are presented in detail Detailed numerical examples and applications to the spacecraft rendezvous and formation flying problems are provided to demonstrate the usefulness of the presented theoretical results This book can be a useful resource for the researchers, engineers, and graduate students in the fields of control, applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and aerospace engineering.

Dynamic Behavior of Spacecraft Formation Flying Using Coulomb Forces

Dynamic Behavior of Spacecraft Formation Flying Using Coulomb Forces
Author: Jer-Hong Chong
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Analysis of Multiple Spacecraft Formation Flying as Quasi rigid Body Systems

Analysis of Multiple Spacecraft Formation Flying as Quasi rigid Body Systems
Author: Hidetaka Aoki
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Guidance systems
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Use of Near frozen Orbits for Satellite Formation Flying

Use of Near frozen Orbits for Satellite Formation Flying
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Use of Near frozen Orbits for Satellite Formation Flying Book Excerpt:

There is growing interest in flying coordinated clusters of small spacecraft to perform missions once accomplished by single, larger spacecraft. Using these satellite clusters reduces cost, improves survivability, and increases the flexibility of the mission. One challenge in implementing these satellite clusters is maintaining the formation as it experiences orbital perturbations, most notably due to the non-spherical Earth. Certain aspects of the orbital geometry can remain virtually fixed over extended periods of time due to a natural phenomenon called a frozen orbit. Specifically, the elements of the orbital geometry that can remain fixed are the argument of perigee (a measure of where the orbit is closest to the Earth) and the eccentricity (a measure of how circular or elliptical the orbit is). For satellite formations, using this frozen orbit phenomenon results in considerable propellant savings. In this study, a discussion of current literature on this topic is given. Some examples of formations at near-frozen conditions are shown. There is also a discussion of the propellant impact of near-frozen conditions. If two orbits meet a certain set of initial conditions, the orbits will naturally stay in the vicinity of each other. These orbits are sometimes called Hill2s orbits. An algorithm is developed here that determines if the Hill2s orbit conditions will be met given the initial differences in eccentricity and argument of perigee for two satellites.

Modern Astrodynamics

Modern Astrodynamics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-10-19
ISBN: 9780080464916
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Astrodynamics Book Excerpt:

In recent years, an unprecedented interest in novel and revolutionary space missions has risen out of the advanced NASA and ESA programs. Astrophysicists, astronomers, space systems engineers, mathematicians and scientists have been cooperating to implement novel and ground-breaking space missions. Recent progress in mathematical dynamics has enabled development of specialised spacecraft orbits and propulsion systems. Recently, the concept of flying spacecraft in formation has gained a lot of interest within the community. These progresses constitute the background to a significant renaissance of research dealing with astrodynamics and its applications. Modern Astrodynamics is designed as a stepping stone for the exposition of modern astrodynamics to students, researchers, engineers and scientists. This volume will present the main constituents of the astrodynamical science in an elaborate, comprehensive and rigorous manner. Although the volume will contain a few distinct chapters, it will render a coherent portrayal of astrodynamics. Encompasses the main constituents of the astrodynamical sciences in an elaborate, comprehensive and rigorous manner Presents recent astrodynamical advances and describes the challenges ahead The first volume of a series designed to give scientists and engineers worldwide an opportunity to publish their works in this multi-disciplinary field