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Analysis of Relative Motion of Collocated Geostationary Satellites with Geometric Constraints

de Bruijn, F.J. and Gill, E. (2013) Analysis of Relative Motion of Collocated Geostationary Satellites with Geometric Constraints. SFFMT 2013, 29.-31. Mai 2013, München, Deutschland.



This paper investigates the design of the relative motion orbits of geostationary satellites in the presence of geometric constraints. A geometric constraint is defined by a sensor's pointing direction and field of view. An analyis was made of the underlying geometry of the relative orbits associated to geometric constraints. This resulted in the derivation of novel relations between relative orbital elements and geometric constraints. The paper presents a set of guidelines that can support the design of relative orbits, that use the relations between the orbital elements and constraints. These guidelines are applied in a characteristic example that includes a nadir-pointing sensor and a north-looking star sensor. The focus in this paper is on collocated satellites in geostationary orbits. The results were derived for near-circular orbits, where the satellites share the same mean argument of longitude. The developed relations can likewise be applied for other types of collocated satellites.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/85994/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Analysis of Relative Motion of Collocated Geostationary Satellites with Geometric Constraints
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Date:May 2013
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Relative Orbit Design, Collocation, Geometric Constraints, Relative Motion, Sensor Constraints
Event Title:SFFMT 2013
Event Location:München, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:29.-31. Mai 2013
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transportation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Space Transportation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Numerische Verfahren und Simulation (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Navigation and Control Systems
Deposited By: Bruijn, Frederik Johannes
Deposited On:03 Dec 2013 10:16
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:43

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