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Analysis of collision avoidance via ground-based laser momentum transfer

Bamann, Christoph and Hugentobler, U. and Scharring, Stefan and Kästel, Jürgen and Setty, Srinivas (2020) Analysis of collision avoidance via ground-based laser momentum transfer. Journal of Space Safety Engineering, 7 (3), pp. 312-317. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.jsse.2020.07.023. ISSN 2468-8967.

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Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2468896720300872

Abstract

There is little potential of action in case of conjunctions where neither chaser nor target can be controlled by spacecraft operators. Nevertheless, potential collisions between such objects pose a significant threat to the space environment. In view of that, some recent studies and developments addressed the concept of momentum transfer (MT) from ground-based lasers for orbit modification and, therefore, collision avoidance. However, achievable delta-v increments are highly constrained (pass geometry) and uncertain (tracking accuracy, atmospheric turbulence, object properties). Therefore, we present and study a probabilistic model for MT-based collision avoidance. We derive requirements on laser power, MT success rate, and orbit prediction uncertainty as a function of turbulence compensation capability, time to event, conjunction angle, and area-to-mass ratio. Our results demonstrate capabilities and limitations of the method given currently available technology.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/139897/
Document Type:Article
Title:Analysis of collision avoidance via ground-based laser momentum transfer
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Bamann, ChristophFESG TU MünchenUNSPECIFIED
Hugentobler, U.Technical University Munich and Geodetic Observatory Wettzell, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Scharring, StefanStefan.Scharring (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kästel, JürgenJuergen.Kaestel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Setty, Srinivassrinivas.setty (at) esa.intUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Space Safety Engineering
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:7
DOI :10.1016/j.jsse.2020.07.023
Page Range:pp. 312-317
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2468-8967
Status:Published
Keywords:collision avoidance, space debris, high power lasers
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Laser Research and Technology (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Technical Physics > Active Optical Systems
Institute of Technical Physics > Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Optics
Deposited By: Scharring, Stefan
Deposited On:13 Jan 2021 12:06
Last Modified:01 Feb 2021 11:06

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