By P A Capó-Lugo, P M Bainum
Geared toward scholars, school and execs within the aerospace box, this publication presents useful details at the improvement, research, and keep an eye on of a unmarried and/or a number of spacecraft in house. This publication is split into significant sections: unmarried and a number of satellite tv for pc movement. the 1st part analyses the orbital mechanics, orbital perturbations, and perspective dynamics of a unmarried satellite tv for pc round the Earth. utilizing the information of a unmarried satellite tv for pc movement, the interpretation of a bunch of satellites referred to as formation flying or constellation is defined. Formation flying has been one of many major study themes over the past few years and this booklet explains diverse keep watch over techniques to manage the satellite tv for pc perspective movement and/or to keep up the constellation jointly. The keep an eye on schemes are defined within the discrete area such that it may be simply applied at the computing device on board the satellite tv for pc. the most important target of this publication is to teach the reader the sensible and the implementation approach within the discrete area.
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This chapter uses very simple techniques to cause the satellite to depart from a near-Earth orbit to a highly elliptical orbit. Once the satellite reaches the apogee point of the transfer orbit, the station-keeping techniques shown in Chapter 9 are used to correct the orbital motion of the satellite. In Chapter 11, the reconfiguration procedure of the satellite is performed. The reconfiguration procedure changes the orbital dimensions of a satellite from one particular orbit to another. In this case, the reconfiguration procedure is performed with intelligent controllers and adaptive control schemes.
Projects included the Gemini Project and various communication and experimental gravitygradient satellites. indb xxxvi 18/02/12 1:15 PM About the authors Dr. Bainum is the author/co-author of more than 200 journal articles, conference proceedings, and technical reports, and he is the editor or co-editor of 21 books. He has accepted more than 220 invitations to serve as lecturer, panelist, or session chairman/organizer worldwide. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the District of Columbia.
Before wrapping up this chapter, Chapter 8 takes on a single example based on a small satellite to explain many of the techniques in Chapter 7. indb 3 18/02/12 1:15 PM Orbital mechanics and formation ﬂying Chapters 1 through 6 explain the motion of a single satellite in orbit; but Chapters 9 through 11 explain formation flying. Chapter 9 explains the translational dynamics of a pair of satellites in an elliptical orbit. This problem can be solved for a circular orbit, but the circular is one particular solution of the elliptical orbits.
Orbital mechanics and formation flying: A digital control perspective by P A Capó-Lugo, P M Bainum