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dc.rights.licenseRestricted to current Rensselaer faculty, staff and students. Access inquiries may be directed to the Rensselaer Libraries.
dc.contributorAnderson, Kurt S.
dc.contributorHicken, Jason
dc.contributorOehlschlaeger, Matthew A.
dc.contributor.authorWoeppel, Eric
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-03T08:25:21Z
dc.date.available2021-11-03T08:25:21Z
dc.date.created2015-06-09T13:45:22Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13015/1452
dc.descriptionMay 2015
dc.descriptionSchool of Engineering
dc.description.abstractIn the near-Earth space environment, orbital debris is becoming a larger concern as the space in commercial, defense, and scientific orbits become more crowded. These objects often provide security concerns for newly launched satellites and those currently in operation. The interest of this paper is to analyze the state of the debris clouds, propose an optimized set of requirements for a modular based design, and to present the incentive for removal of dead objects. The analysis for this research was done in MATLAB using two line element datasets for orbital propagation, engineering optimization algorithms, and historical design attempts. The end goal being to show the advantages of modular, reusable infrastructure that is capable of rendezvousing with and disposing of multiple objects of interest.
dc.language.isoENG
dc.publisherRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
dc.relation.ispartofRensselaer Theses and Dissertations Online Collection
dc.subjectAerospace engineering
dc.titleCapturing orbital debris : a modular mission architecture and optimization
dc.typeElectronic thesis
dc.typeThesis
dc.digitool.pid175926
dc.digitool.pid175927
dc.digitool.pid175928
dc.rights.holderThis electronic version is a licensed copy owned by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Copyright of original work retained by author.
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.relation.departmentDept. of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering


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