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The formation algorithms and simulation testbed

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dc.contributor.author Wette, Mattthew
dc.contributor.author Sohl, Garett
dc.contributor.author Scharf, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Benowitz, Edward
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-19T20:06:52Z
dc.date.available 2008-02-19T20:06:52Z
dc.date.issued 2004-09-14
dc.identifier.citation 2ND International Formation Flying Symposium, Washington, D. C., September 14-16, 2004. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-2664
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40717
dc.description.abstract Formation flying for spacecraft is a rapidly developing field that will enable a new era of space science. For one of its missions, the Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) project has selected a formation flying interferometer design to detect earth-like planets orbiting distant stars. In order to advance technology needed for the TPF formation flying interferometer, the TPF project has been developing a distributed real-time testbed to demonstrate end-toend operation of formation flying with TPF-like functionality and precision. This is the Formation Algorithms and Simulation Testbed (FAST) . This FAST was conceived to bring out issues in timing, data fusion, inter-spacecraft communication, inter-spacecraft sensing and system-wide formation robustness. In this paper we describe the FAST and show results from a two-spacecraft formation scenario. The two-spacecraft simulation is the first time that precision end-to-end formation flying operation has been demonstrated in a distributed real-time simulation environment. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 2911347 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 formation flying en
dc.subject control en
dc.subject simulation en
dc.title The formation algorithms and simulation testbed en
dc.type Preprint en


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