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Publisher Comments:

This book provides practical information on the development, analysis, and control of a single and/or multiple spacecraft in space. This book is divided into two major sections: single and multiple satellite motion. The first section analyses the orbital mechanics, orbital perturbations, and attitude dynamics of a single satellite around the earth. Using the knowledge of a single satellite motion, the translation of a group of satellites called formation flying or constellation is explained. Formation flying has been one of the main research topics over the last few years and this book explains different control approaches to control the satellite attitude motion and/or to maintain the constellation together. The control schemes are explained in the discrete domain such that it can be easily implemented on the computer onboard the satellite. The key objective of the book is to show the reader the practical and the implementation process in the discrete domain.

 

-Explains the orbital motion and principal perturbations affecting the satellite

-Uses the Ares V rocket as an example to explain the attitude motion of a space vehicle

-Presents the practical approach for different control actuators that can be used in a satellite

-Develops the classical, intelligent, and adaptive control schemes in the discrete domain

-Formulates and solves the deployment, reconfiguration, and station keeping for a constellation in the discrete domain

Book News Annotation:

Aerospace engineers Cap-Lugo (US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Alabama) and Bainum (emeritus, Howard U., Washington, DC) offer practicing engineers a hands-on guide to making satellites orbit in formation, referring them to other texts for the theoretical background. They review orbital mechanics with an emphasis on digital control technique and specific applications for formation flying, deployment, station keeping, and reconfiguration. Where possible, they suggest problems with analytical or closed-form solutions, and in some cases assume a background in MATLAB and the ability to solve nonlinear differential equations. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Formation flying or constellations, has become a key research topic in the last few years.  It describes a group of satellites in a certain configuration that, simultaneously, perform different experiments and analysis.  This book provides a practical approach to explain the orbital mechanics and control equations of formation flying.  The authors discuss orbital perturbations, frame rotations, attitude dynamics, environmental and actuator torques and control systems of a single satellite in motion before building up to multiple satellites working in sync and the deployment and reconfiguration procedures that are required to launch them. 

-Explains the orbital motion and principal perturbations affecting the satellite

-Uses the Ares V rocket as an example to explain the attitude motion of a space vehicle

-Presents the practical approach for different control actuators that can be used in a satellite

-Develops the classical, intelligent, and adaptive control schemes in the discrete domain

-Formulates and solves the deployment, reconfiguration, and station keeping for a constellation in the discrete domain

About the Author

Dr. Pedro A. Capó-Lugo works as an Aerospace Engineer in the guidance, navigation, and control analysis and design group at NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Dr. Peter M. Bainum has 50 years industrial and academic experience. His research in aerospace systems dynamics and control resulted in 220 authored/co-authored publications. His current research interests include: formation flying and dynamics; and control of large flexible space structures. Dr. Bainum holds the position of Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA.

Table of Contents

 

Introduction; Two body orbital motion; Orbital perturbations in the two body motion; Frame rotations and quaternions; Rigid body motion; Environmental and actuator torques; Continuous and digital control systems; Example; Formation flying; Deployment procedure for a constellation; Reconfiguration procedure for a constellation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780857090546
Author:
Capo-lugo, Pedro A.
Publisher:
Woodhead Publishing
Author:
Capo-Lugo, Pedro A
Author:
Bainum, Peter M
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Woodhead Publishing in Mechanical Engineering
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
438
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Formation flying or constellations, has become a key research topic in the last few years.  It describes a group of satellites in a certain configuration that, simultaneously, perform different experiments and analysis.  This book provides a practical approach to explain the orbital mechanics and control equations of formation flying.  The authors discuss orbital perturbations, frame rotations, attitude dynamics, environmental and actuator torques and control systems of a single satellite in motion before building up to multiple satellites working in sync and the deployment and reconfiguration procedures that are required to launch them. 

-Explains the orbital motion and principal perturbations affecting the satellite

-Uses the Ares V rocket as an example to explain the attitude motion of a space vehicle

-Presents the practical approach for different control actuators that can be used in a satellite

-Develops the classical, intelligent, and adaptive control schemes in the discrete domain

-Formulates and solves the deployment, reconfiguration, and station keeping for a constellation in the discrete domain

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