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Flight-like ground demonstrations of precision maneuvers for spacecraft formations

Show simple item record Scharf, Daniel P. Hadaegh, Fred Y. Keim, Jason A. Morfopoulos, Arin C. Ahmed, Asif Brenman, Yan Vafaei, Ali Shields, Joel F. Bergh, Charles F. Lawson, Peter R. 2011-06-21T14:43:08Z 2011-06-21T14:43:08Z 2008-08-18
dc.identifier.citation AIAA Guidance, Navigation, & Control Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 08, 2008. en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 08-0969
dc.description.abstract Synchronized formation rotations are a common maneuver for planned precision formations. In such a rotation, attitudes remain synchronized with relative positions, as if the spacecraft were embedded in a virtual rigid body. Further, since synchronized rotations are needed for science data collection, this maneuver requires the highest precision control of formation positions and attitudes. A recently completed, major technology milestone for the Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer is the high-fidelity, ground demonstration of precision synchronized formation rotations. These demonstrations were performed in the Formation Control Testbed (FCT), which is a flight-like, multi-robot formation testbed. The FCT is briefly introduced, and then the synchronized rotation demonstration results are presented. An initial error budget consisting of formation simulations is used to show the connection between ground performance and TPF-I flight performance. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2008. en_US
dc.subject formation flying en_US
dc.subject ground demonstration en_US
dc.subject synchronized rotations en_US
dc.title Flight-like ground demonstrations of precision maneuvers for spacecraft formations en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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