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Spacecraft Formation Flying
Author : Kyle Alfriend,Srinivas Rao Vadali,Pini Gurfil,Jonathan How,Louis Breger
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2009-11-16
ISBN 10 : 9780080559650
Pages : 402 pages
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Space agencies are now realizing that much of what has previously been achieved using hugely complex and costly single platform projects—large unmanned and manned satellites (including the present International Space Station)—can be replaced by a number of smaller satellites networked together. The key challenge of this approach, namely ensuring the proper formation flying of multiple craft, is the topic of this second volume in Elsevier’s Astrodynamics Series, Spacecraft Formation Flying: Dynamics, control and navigation. In this unique text, authors Alfriend et al. provide a coherent discussion of spacecraft relative motion, both in the unperturbed and perturbed settings, explain the main control approaches for regulating relative satellite dynamics, using both impulsive and continuous maneuvers, and present the main constituents required for relative navigation. The early chapters provide a foundation upon which later discussions are built, making this a complete, standalone offering. Intended for graduate students, professors and academic researchers in the fields of aerospace and mechanical engineering, mathematics, astronomy and astrophysics, Spacecraft Formation Flying is a technical yet accessible, forward-thinking guide to this critical area of astrodynamics. The first book dedicated to spacecraft formation flying, written by leading researchers and professors in the field Develops the theory from an astrodynamical viewpoint, emphasizing modeling, control and navigation of formation flying satellites on Earth orbits Examples used to illustrate the main developments, with a sample simulation of a formation flying mission included to illustrate high fidelity modeling, control and relative navigation

Satellite Formation Flying
Author : Danwei Wang,Baolin Wu,Eng Kee Poh
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2016-10-24
ISBN 10 : 9811023832
Pages : 205 pages
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This book systematically describes the concepts and principles for multi-satellite relative motion, passive and near passive formation designs, trajectory planning and control for fuel optimal formation maneuvers, and formation flying maintenance control design. As such, it provides a sound foundation for researchers and engineers in this field to develop further theories and pursue their implementations. Though satellite formation flying is widely considered to be a major advance in space technology, there are few systematic treatments of the topic in the literature. Addressing that gap, the book offers a valuable resource for academics, researchers, postgraduate students and practitioners in the field of satellite science and engineering.

Linear Control of Spacecraft Formation Flying
Author : Andrew Sparks
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2000
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 329 pages
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Linearizing Assumptions and Control Design for Spacecraft Formation Flying Maneuvers
Author : Kalyan Chakravarthy Kappagantula
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2004
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 252 pages
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Orbital Mechanics and Formation Flying
Author : P A Capó-Lugo,P M Bainum
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2011-10-04
ISBN 10 : 0857093878
Pages : 438 pages
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Aimed at students, faculty and professionals in the aerospace field, this book provides practical information on the development, analysis, and control of a single and/or multiple spacecraft in space. This book is divided into two major sections: single and multiple satellite motion. The first section analyses the orbital mechanics, orbital perturbations, and attitude dynamics of a single satellite around the Earth. Using the knowledge of a single satellite motion, the translation of a group of satellites called formation flying or constellation is explained. Formation flying has been one of the main research topics over the last few years and this book explains different control approaches to control the satellite attitude motion and/or to maintain the constellation together. The control schemes are explained in the discrete domain such that it can be easily implemented on the computer on board the satellite. The key objective of this book is to show the reader the practical and the implementation process in the discrete domain. Explains the orbital motion and principal perturbations affecting the satellite Uses the Ares V rocket as an example to explain the attitude motion of a space vehicle Presents the practical approach for different control actuators that can be used in a satellite

Analytical Mechanics of Space Systems
Author : Hanspeter Schaub,John L. Junkins
Publisher : AIAA
Release Date : 2003
ISBN 10 : 9781600860270
Pages : 711 pages
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Dynamics and Control of Lorentz-Augmented Spacecraft Relative Motion
Author : Ye Yan,Xu Huang,Yueneng Yang
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2016-10-25
ISBN 10 : 9811026033
Pages : 148 pages
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This book develops a dynamical model of the orbital motion of Lorentz spacecraft in both unperturbed and J2-perturbed environments. It explicitly discusses three kinds of typical space missions involving relative orbital control: spacecraft hovering, rendezvous, and formation flying. Subsequently, it puts forward designs for both open-loop and closed-loop control schemes propelled or augmented by the geomagnetic Lorentz force. These control schemes are entirely novel and represent a significantly departure from previous approaches.

Advances in Control System Technology for Aerospace Applications
Author : Eric Feron
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2015-09-16
ISBN 10 : 3662476940
Pages : 180 pages
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This book is devoted to Control System Technology applied to aerospace and covers the four disciplines Cognitive Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Research, and Servo-Mechanisms. This edited book follows a workshop held at the Georgia Institute of Technology in June 2012, where the today's most important aerospace challenges, including aerospace autonomy, safety-critical embedded software engineering, and modern air transportation were discussed over the course of two days of intense interactions among leading aerospace engineers and scientists. Its content provide a snapshot of today's aerospace control research and its future, including Autonomy in space applications, Control in space applications, Autonomy in aeronautical applications, Air transportation, and Safety-critical software engineering.

Optimal Lorentz-augmented Spacecraft Formation Flying in Elliptic Orbits
Author : N.A
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2015
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 329 pages
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Precise Relative Positioning of Formation Flying Spacecraft Using GPS
Author : Remco Kroes
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2006
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 163 pages
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Distributed Consensus in Multi-vehicle Cooperative Control
Author : Wei Ren,Randal Beard
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2007-10-27
ISBN 10 : 1848000154
Pages : 319 pages
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Assuming only neighbor-neighbor interaction among vehicles, this monograph develops distributed consensus strategies that ensure that the information states of all vehicles in a network converge to a common value. Readers learn to deal with groups of autonomous vehicles in aerial, terrestrial, and submarine environments. Plus, they get the tools needed to overcome impaired communication by using constantly updated neighbor-neighbor interchange.

Formation Flying with Tethered Spacecraft
Author : Steven G. Tragesser
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2000
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 329 pages
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