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Title: Guaranteed initialization of distributed spacecraft formations
Authors: Scharf, Daniel P.
Ploen, Scott R.
Hadaegh, Fred Y.
Keim, Jason A.
Phan, Linh H.
Keywords: formation flying
Issue Date: Aug-2003
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2003.
Citation: AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Austin, TX, August 16, 2003
Abstract: In this paper we present a solution to the formation initialization (FI) problem for N distributed spacecraft located in deep space. Our solution to the FI problem is based on a three-stage sky search procedure that reduces the FI problem for N spacecraft to the simpler problem of initializing a set of sub-formations.
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