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A practical six-degree of freedom solar sail dynamics model for optimizing solar sail trajectories with torque constraints

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dc.contributor.author Lisano, Michael E.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-03-01T19:15:23Z
dc.date.available 2006-03-01T19:15:23Z
dc.date.issued 2004-08-16
dc.identifier.citation AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, August 16, 2004. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, August 16, 2004.
dc.identifier.clearanceno AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, August 16, 2004.
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-2581
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/38820
dc.description.abstract Controlled flight of a solar sail-propelled spacecraft (“sailcraft”) is a six-degree-of-freedom dynamics problem. Current state-of-the-art tools that simulate and optimize the trajectories flown by sailcraft do not treat the full kinetic (i.e. force and torque-constrained) motion, instead treating a discrete history of commanded sail attitudes, and either neglecting the sail attitude motion over an integration timestep, or treating the attitude evolution kinematically with a spline or similar treatment. The present paper discusses an aspect of developing a next generation sailcraf trajectory designing optimization tool JPL, for NASA’s Solar Sail Spaceflight Simulation Software (SS). The aspect discussed in an experimental approach to modeling full six-degree-of-freedom kinetic motion of a solar sail in a trajectory propagator. Early results from implementing this approach in a new trajectory propagation tool are given en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 681623 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004. en
dc.subject solar sails en
dc.subject trajectory optimization en
dc.subject six-degree-of-freedom en
dc.title A practical six-degree of freedom solar sail dynamics model for optimizing solar sail trajectories with torque constraints en
dc.type Preprint en


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