On the optimal balanced-energy formation flying maneuvers

Amirreza Rahmani, Mehran Mesbahi, Fred Y. Hadaegh

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Spacecraft formation flying has received an enormous amount of attention over the past few years as a promising alternative to monolithic- and often large- space structures. Balanced optimal energy control of such distributed space systems guarantees maximum lifetime for these missions and hence is of great importance in mission feasibility studies. In this paper, an optimal control strategy for two and three spacecraft distributed space systems that are commanded to attain new relative coordinates, is proposed, guaranteeing balanced energy consumption among the spacecraft. We will delineate on the relevant mission scenarios both in deep space as well as in close proximity to a gravitational force field as in Earth's orbit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2005
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
Pages200-207
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1563477378, 9781563477379
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2005 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 15 2005Aug 18 2005

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
Volume1

Other

OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2005
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period8/15/058/18/05

Keywords

  • Balanced energy reconfigurations
  • Formation flying
  • Optimal control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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