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Generalised multi-impulsive manoeuvres for optimum spacecraft rendezvous in near-circular orbit

Gaias, Gabriella and D'Amico, Simone and Ardaens, Jean-Sébastien (2015) Generalised multi-impulsive manoeuvres for optimum spacecraft rendezvous in near-circular orbit. International Journal of Space Science and Engineering, 3 (1), pp. 66-88. InderScience Publishers. DOI: 10.1504/IJSPACESE.2015.069361 ISSN 2048-8459

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Official URL: http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=69361

Abstract

This work describes the design of an impulsive manoeuvres’ planner meant for onboard autonomous optimum formation flying reconfigurations in near-circular orbit. The whole variation of the relative orbit is stepwise achieved through intermediate configurations, so that passive safety and delta-v consumption minimisation are pursued. The description of the relative motion is accomplished in terms of relative orbital elements and the reconfiguration plan takes into account mean effects due to the Earth oblateness coefficient and differential drag. Manoeuvres consist of sets of triple tangential impulses and a single out-of-plane burn to establish each intermediate configuration. They are scheduled in time intervals compliant with the user-defined permissible time control windows.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/96316/
Document Type:Article
Title:Generalised multi-impulsive manoeuvres for optimum spacecraft rendezvous in near-circular orbit
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Gaias, Gabriellagabriella.gaias (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
D'Amico, Simonedamicos (at) stanford.eduUNSPECIFIED
Ardaens, Jean-Sébastienjean-sebastien.ardaens (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2015
Journal or Publication Title:International Journal of Space Science and Engineering
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:3
DOI :10.1504/IJSPACESE.2015.069361
Page Range:pp. 66-88
Publisher:InderScience Publishers
ISSN:2048-8459
Status:Published
Keywords:formation flying; formation reconfiguration; autonomy; relative orbital elements; ROEs.
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Infrastruktur und Unterstützung für Raumflugbetrieb
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Astronautentraining
Deposited By: Gaias, Gabriella
Deposited On:18 May 2015 13:07
Last Modified:18 May 2015 13:07

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