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Triangle Formation Design in Eccentric Orbits Using Pseudospectral Optimal Control

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Authors
Gong, Qi
Ross, Michael I.
Alfriend, Terry
Subjects
distributed space system
nonlinear dynamics
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Date of Issue
2008-08-18
Date
August 18-21, 2008
Publisher
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
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Abstract
In this paper, we further a general framework for the formation design of distributed space systems. Based on constrained nonlinear optimal control theory, the formation of multi-spacecraft is designed by Pseudospectral methods. The approach deals with the full nonlinear dynamics without using any linearization/approximation techniques; and is applicable to elliptical reference orbits. The method is tested on various formation problems including equilateral triangular formation over eccentric orbits. This framework provides a united and straightforward way to design large-scale formation for distributed space systems.
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Conference Paper
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The article of record as published may be located at DOI: 10.2514/6.2008-7360
AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit ; Paper no. AIAA-2008-7360, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2008
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Mechanical & Astronautical Engineering
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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