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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 iDORCID Put Code
Bamann, ChristophFESG TU MünchenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hugentobler, U.Technical University Munich and Geodetic Observatory Wettzell, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Scharring, StefanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kästel, JürgenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Setty, SrinivasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
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:Yes
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:19 Dec 2023 04:13

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