Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
A Variational Method for the Propagation of Spacecraft Relative Motion.
Year:2010

Research Areas
  • Aeronautical engineering

Information
Abstract
A new formulation of the spacecraft relative motion for a generic orbit is presented based on the orbit propagation method proposed by Pelaez in 2006. We formulate the relative dynamics starting from a general form of the Clohessy-Wilthshire equations, where the orbital elements appear through the rotation matrix between the mobile and the inertial reference frame. The equations are than rewritten in function of the Pelaez variables in the special perturbation method. When compared with traditional relative motion proposed in the past the method offers better performance in terms of accuracy and computation speed.
International
Si
Congress
20th AAS / AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
960
Place
San Diego, California, EE.UU:
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
1081-6003
Start Date
14/02/2010
End Date
17/02/2010
From page
2459
To page
2474
Spaceflight Mechanics 2010, Vol. 136, Part I Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Física Aplicada a la Ingeniería Aeronáutica