Optimal selection of impulse times for formation flying

Mai Bando, Akira Ichikawa

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Abstract

In this paper, leader-follower formation flying problems based on the periodic orbits of the Hill-Clohessy-Wiltshire equations and Tschauner-Hempel equations are considered. the control input is assumed to be impulsive. For a given final relative orbit, the admissible controls are feedback controls such that the follower tracks the final orbit asymptotically. The main performance index is the ΔV which is proportional to the fuel consumption. The number of impulses is fixed, but the impulse time is arbitrary and varied. The optimal location of impulse times is sought numerically. Simulation results for a reconfiguration problem are given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, 2014
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages861-872
Number of pages12
Volume153
ISBN (Print)9780877036173
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2nd International Academy of Astronautics Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, DyCoSS 2014 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Mar 24 2014Mar 26 2014

Other

Other2nd International Academy of Astronautics Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, DyCoSS 2014
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period3/24/143/26/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Bando, M., & Ichikawa, A. (2015). Optimal selection of impulse times for formation flying. In 2nd IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, 2014 (Vol. 153, pp. 861-872). Univelt Inc..