Formation flying along an elliptic orbit by pulse control

Mai Bando, Akira Ichikawa

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Abstract

The linearized equations of relative motion of a follower satellite with respect to the leader in a given elliptic orbit are described by Tschauner-Hempel (TH) equations. In this paper, formation flying for the TH system with pulse control input is considered. First, the reconfiguration problem where the desired relative orbit of the follower is natural periodic orbit. Next, the active formation problem where the desired relative orbit is generated by an exosystem is considered. This allows for flexibility of the shape and period of the reference orbit. To realize such a formation flying, the output regulation theory for linear periodic systems is employed. To achieve asymptotic tracking, stabilizing feedback controls are designed by the periodic solution of discrete-time Riccati equation of the linear quadratic regulator (LQR) theory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAstrodynamics 2013 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages1433-1446
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780877036050
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013 - Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2013Aug 15 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume150
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Other

Other2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013
CountryUnited States
CityHilton Head Island, SC
Period8/11/138/15/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Bando, M., & Ichikawa, A. (2014). Formation flying along an elliptic orbit by pulse control. In Astrodynamics 2013 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences: Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference (pp. 1433-1446). (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; Vol. 150). Univelt Inc..