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Navigation System for Reusable Launch Vehicle

Schlotterer, Markus (2008) Navigation System for Reusable Launch Vehicle. In: 31st Annual AAS Guidance and Control Conference. 31st Annual AAS Guidance and Control Conference, 2008-02-01 - 2008-02-06, Breckenridge, Colorado.

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Abstract

PHOENIX is a downscaled experimental vehicle to demonstrate automatic landing capabilities of future Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLVs). PHOENIX has flown in May 2004 at NEAT (North European Aerospace Test range) in Vidsel, Sweden. As the shape of the vehicle has been designed for re-entry, the dynamics are very high and almost unstable. This requires a fast and precise GNC system. This paper describes the navigation system and the navigation filter of PHOENIX. The system is introduced and the high requirements are shown. The sensor configuration to fulfill the requirements is presented. Special focus is laid on the development and the structure of the navigation filter. The flight results of PHOENIX are shown and the performance of the navigation system is analyzed, which includes sensor failure scenarios.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Navigation System for Reusable Launch Vehicle
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Schlotterer, MarkusUNSPECIFIED
Date:February 2008
Journal or Publication Title:31st Annual AAS Guidance and Control Conference
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Accepted
Keywords:RLV, reusable launch vehicle, INS, integrated navigation system, GPS, embedded GPS/INS, Kalman filter, PHOENIX
Event Title:31st Annual AAS Guidance and Control Conference
Event Location:Breckenridge, Colorado
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2008-02-01 - 2008-02-06
Organizer:American Astronautical Society
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: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Regelungs- und Datensysteme
Deposited By: Markus Schlotterer
Deposited On:12 Jan 2009
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:29

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