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dc.contributor.advisorYakimenko, Oleg A.
dc.contributor.authorHanlon, Edward A.
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-24T22:35:33Z
dc.date.available2018-08-24T22:35:33Z
dc.date.issued2018-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/59677
dc.descriptionApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractSpacecraft play an increasingly significant role in U.S. military operations. For adversaries looking to degrade U.S. capability to mitigate tactical advantage, this reliance provides another attack vector and represents a potential U.S. weakness. Recent technological developments have resulted in the increased proliferation of “attack” satellites. A strong understanding of the orbital domain and orbital dynamics is necessary to effectively evade these attackers. Much like the early days of aviation, space innovation has outpaced existing tactics, techniques and procedures. This thesis aims to provide an overview of the domain and possible evasive maneuvers to facilitate further tactics development. It begins with an overview of the threat landscape to provide background on what to expect and proceeds to discuss what positions of advantage are in space and how thrust commands translate to maneuvers at different time scales. It details the development of an engagement simulator and provides insight as to the effect of various evasion thrust patterns. From this, an evasion tactic is developed and tested in the simulator. This tactic proves effective in evading an aggressor while also demonstrating substantial fuel savings over alternative methods. Finally, different spacecraft parameters are compared to determine what hardware improvements provide the best evasive capability.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/designstrategies1094559677
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.titleDESIGN STRATEGIES AND TACTICS TO DEFEAT CO-ORBITAL ANTI-SATELLITE CAPABILITIESen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderVan Bossuyt, Douglas
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authorsatelliteen_US
dc.subject.authorevasionen_US
dc.subject.authorsurvivabilityen_US
dc.subject.authoranti-satelliteen_US
dc.subject.authordefenseen_US
dc.subject.authorco-orbitalen_US
dc.subject.authorspaceen_US
dc.subject.authormaneuveren_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceEnsign, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid29989


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