Adaptive Lyapunov control and artificial neural networks for spacecraft relative maneuvering using atmospheric differential drag

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Pérez Chaparro, David Andrés
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Bevilacqua, Riccardo
Julius, Anak Agung
Anderson, Kurt S.
Mishra, Sandipan
Lovell, Thomas A.
Issue Date
2013-12
Keywords
Aeronautical engineering
Degree
PhD
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Abstract
At low Earth orbits, a differential in the drag acceleration between spacecraft can be used to control their relative motion. This drag differential allows for a propellant-free alternative to thrusters for performing relative maneuvers in these orbits. The interest in autonomous propellant-less maneuvering comes from the desire to reduce the costs of spacecraft formations. Formation maneuvering opens up a wide variety of new applications for spacecraft missions, such as on-orbit maintenance and refueling.
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December 2013
School of Engineering
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Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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