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A survey of spacecraft formation flying guidance

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dc.contributor.author Kang, B. H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hadaegh, F. Y.
dc.contributor.author Scharf, D. P.
dc.date.accessioned 2004-11-09T23:06:24Z
dc.date.available 2004-11-09T23:06:24Z
dc.date.issued 2002-10-28 en_US
dc.identifier.citation International Syposium on Formation Flying Missions and Technologies en_US
dc.identifier.citation Toulouse, France en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 02-2493 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/37195
dc.description.abstract This paper is the first comprehensive spacecraft formation flying guidance (FFG) survey. Here by the term guidance we mean both path planning (i. e., reference trajectory generation) and optimal, open loop control design. FFG naturally divides into two areas: Deep Space (DS), in which relative spacecraft dynamics reduce to double integrator form, and Planetary Orbital Environments (POE), in which they do not (e.9. libration point formations). Both areas consider optimal formation reconfigurations. In addition, DS FFG addresses optimal u, v-coverages for multiple spacecraft interferometers and rest-to-rest rotations. The main focus of the POE literature, however, is "assive apertures." These are periodic and fuel-eficient relative spacecraft trajectories that accomplish scientific objectives (e.9. synthesizing an aperture). en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other formation flying guidance optimal control path planning en_US
dc.title A survey of spacecraft formation flying guidance en_US


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