The elliptic rendezvous problem in DROMO formulation

Pelaez Alvarez, Jesus and Roa Vicens, Javier (2014). The elliptic rendezvous problem in DROMO formulation. In: "24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting", 26-30 Ene 2014, Santa Fe, New Mexico (EEUU). ISBN 978-0-87703-611-1. pp. 1857-1870.


Title: The elliptic rendezvous problem in DROMO formulation
  • Pelaez Alvarez, Jesus
  • Roa Vicens, Javier
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
Event Dates: 26-30 Ene 2014
Event Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico (EEUU)
Title of Book: SpaceFlight Mechanics 2014
Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-0-87703-611-1
Volume: 152
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Física Aplicada a la Ingeniería Aeronáutica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The extension of DROMO formulation to relative motion is evaluated. The orbit of the follower spacecraft can be constructed through differences on the elements defining the orbit of the leader spacecraft. Assuming that the differences are small, the problemis linearized. Typical linearized solutions to relativemotion determine the relative state of the follower spacecraft at a certain time step. Because of the form of DROMO formulation, the performance of a frozen-anomaly transformation is explored. In this case, the relative state is computed for a certain value of the anomaly, equal for leader and follower. Since the time for leader and follower do not coincide, the implicit time delay needs to be corrected to recover the physical sense of the solution. When determining the relative orbit, numerical testing shows significant error reductions compared to previous linearized solutions.

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Government of SpainAYA-2010-18796UnspecifiedUnspecifiedDynamic simulation of space complex systems

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Deposited on: 03 Feb 2016 11:50
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