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|Title: ||A survey of spacecraft formation flying guidance|
|Authors: ||Kang, B. H.|
Hadaegh, F. Y.
Scharf, D. P.
|Issue Date: ||28-Oct-2002 |
|Citation: ||International Syposium on Formation Flying Missions and Technologies|
|Abstract: ||This paper is the first comprehensive spacecraft formation flying guidance (FFG) survey. Here by the term guidance we mean both path planning (i. e., reference trajectory generation) and optimal, open loop control design. FFG naturally divides into two areas: Deep Space (DS), in which relative spacecraft dynamics reduce to double integrator form, and Planetary Orbital Environments (POE), in which they do not (e.9. libration point formations). Both areas consider optimal formation reconfigurations. In addition, DS FFG addresses optimal u, v-coverages for multiple spacecraft interferometers and rest-to-rest rotations. The main focus of the POE literature, however, is "assive apertures." These are periodic and fuel-eficient relative spacecraft trajectories that accomplish scientific objectives (e.9. synthesizing an aperture).|
|Appears in Collections:||JPL TRS 1992+|
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