DROMO propagator revisited

Urrutxua, H. and Sanjurjo Rivo, Manuel and Peláez Álvarez, Jesús (2013). DROMO propagator revisited. In: "23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting", 10-14 Feb, Kauia, Hawaii, USA. ISBN 978-0-87703-597-8. pp. 1809-1828.


Title: DROMO propagator revisited
  • Urrutxua, H.
  • Sanjurjo Rivo, Manuel
  • Peláez Álvarez, Jesús
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
Event Dates: 10-14 Feb
Event Location: Kauia, Hawaii, USA
Title of Book: Spaceflight Mechanics 2013. Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Date: 2013
ISBN: 978-0-87703-597-8
Volume: 148
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Aeronaves y Vehículos Espaciales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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In year 2000 a house-made orbital propagator was developed by the SDG-UPM (former Grupo de Dinámica de Tethers) based in a set of redundant variables including Euler parameters. This propagator was called DROMO? and it was mainly used in numerical simulations of electrodynamic tethers. It was presented for the first time in the international meeting V Jornadas de Trabajo en Mecánica Celeste, held in Albarracín, Spain, in 2002 (see reference (1). The special perturbation method associated with DROMO can be consulted in the paper.2 In year 1975, Andre Deprit in reference 3 proposes a propagation scheme very similar to the one in which DROMO is based, by using the ideal frame concept of Hansen. The different approaches used in references 3 and 2 gave rise to a small controversy. In this paper we carried out a different deduction of the DROMO propagator, underlining its close relation with the Hansen ideal frame concept, and also the similarities and the differences with the theory carried out by Deprit in 3. Simultaneously we introduce some improvements in the formulation that leads to a more synthetic propagator

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Government of SpainAYA2010-18796UnspecifiedUnspecifiedSimulación dinámica de sistemas espaciales complejos

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Item ID: 52201
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/52201/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:52201
Official URL: http://www.univelt.com/linkedfiles/SFM2013.pdf
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Feb 2019 11:03
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2019 11:03
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