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Compact solution of circular orbit relative motion in curvilinear coordinates
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Space technology,
  • Astronautics,
  • Aerospace industry
Information
Abstract
A compact approximate solution of the highly non-linear relative motion in curvilinear coordinates is provided under the assumption of circular orbit for the chief spacecraft and moderately small inclination and eccentricity for the follower. The rather compact three-dimensional solution, which employs time as independent variable, is obtained by algebraic manipulation of the individual Keplerian motions in curviinear coordinates and Taylor expansion for small eccentricity of the follower orbit. Numerical test cases are conducted to show that the approximate solution can be effectively employed to extend the classical linear Clohessy-Wiltshire solution to include non-linear relative motion without significant loss of accuracy up to a limit of 0.4-0.5 in eccentricity and a few degrees in inclination.
International
Si
Congress
2015 AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
960
Place
Vail, Colorado
Reviewers
No
ISBN/ISSN
0065-3438
Start Date
09/08/2015
End Date
13/08/2015
From page
1
To page
20
Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Participants
  • Autor: Claudio Bombardelli (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Luis Gonzalo Gomez (UPM)
  • Autor: Javier Roa Vicens (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Física Aplicada a Las Ingenierías Aeronáutica y Naval
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