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Quasi-impulsive maneuvers to correct mean orbital elements in LEO

Fumenti, Federico and Schlotterer, Markus and Theil, Stephan (2019) Quasi-impulsive maneuvers to correct mean orbital elements in LEO. CEAS Space Journal. Springer. ISSN 1868-2502

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An approach is developed to compute quasi-impulsive maneuvers to steer the orbital elements of a spacecraft to a desired value. Using Gauss Variational Equations it is possible to define the location along the orbit as well as the magnitude of the maneuver(s) so that specific orbital elements can be changed with little influence on the others. The possibility to include the effect of the perturbations allows an accurate evaluation of the time required to reach the maneuvering location. Including a model of the propulsion system makes the simulation more realistic, if compared with an impulsive maneuver implementation, since a burning arc can replace the instantaneous change of the orbital elements, which is instead associated with the impulsive approach. Simulations have been performed to compare perturbed and unperturbed cases and the results from the comparisons are presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/127133/
Document Type:Article
Title:Quasi-impulsive maneuvers to correct mean orbital elements in LEO
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Fumenti, FedericoFederico.Fumenti (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8083-5889
Schlotterer, MarkusMarkus.Schlotterer (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6565-3622
Theil, StephanStephan.Theil (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5346-8091
Journal or Publication Title:CEAS Space Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Keywords:Gauss Variational Equations, LEO satellites, Orbital Elements
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Navigation and Control Systems
Deposited By: Fumenti, Federico
Deposited On:24 Apr 2019 09:27
Last Modified:14 Dec 2019 04:28

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