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PRISMA - An Autonomous Formation Flying Mission

Persson, Staffan and Bodin, Per and Gill, Eberhard and Harr, Jon and Jörgensen, John (2006) PRISMA - An Autonomous Formation Flying Mission. Small Satellite Systems and Services - The 4S Symposium, 2006-09-25 - 2006-09-29, Chia Laguna Sardinia (Italy).

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Abstract

PRISMA is an ongoing satellite project comprising two satellites. The project constitutes an in-orbit test bed for Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) algorithms and sensors for advanced closed-loop formation flying and rendezvous. The satellites will be launched in a low earth orbit and carry out a series of maneuvering experiments and sensor experiments during a mission time of 8-10 months. Autonomous formation flying in decimeter precision will be demonstrated using relative GPS and Formation Flying RF metrology instruments. Vision based methods using a modified star camera will demonstrate autonomous homing and rendezvous from hundreds of kilometers down to close proximity. Proximity operations based on GPS or optical information shall be demonstrated all the way down to almost physical contact. A new environmentally friendly, non-toxic chemical propulsion system as well as a new MEMS microthruster system will be flight demonstrated.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:PRISMA - An Autonomous Formation Flying Mission
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Persson, StaffanSSC
Bodin, PerSSC
Gill, EberhardUNSPECIFIED
Harr, JonCNES
Jörgensen, JohnDTU
Date:2006
Status:Published
Keywords:PRIMSA, Formation Flying, GPS
Event Title:Small Satellite Systems and Services - The 4S Symposium
Event Location:Chia Laguna Sardinia (Italy)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-09-25 - 2006-09-29
Organizer:ESA
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignement
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):W -- no assignement (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat.hab. Oliver Montenbruck
Deposited On:22 Jan 2007
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:23

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