Covariance-based multiple-impulse rendezvous design

Shakouri, A ; Sharif University of Technology | 2019

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1109/TAES.2018.2882939
  3. Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc , 2019
  4. Abstract:
  5. A novel trajectory design methodology is proposed in the current work to minimize the state uncertainty in the crucial mission of spacecraft rendezvous. The trajectory is shaped under constraints utilizing a multiple-impulse approach. State uncertainty is characterized in terms of covariance, and the impulse time as the only effective parameter in uncertainty propagation is selected to minimize the trace of the covariance matrix. Furthermore, the impulse location is also adopted as the other design parameter to satisfy various translational constraints of the space mission. Efficiency and viability of the proposed idea have been investigated through some scenarios that include constraints on final time, control effort, and maximum thruster limit addition to considering safe corridors. The obtained results show that proper selection of the impulse time and impulse position fulfills a successful feasible rendezvous mission with minimum uncertainty. © 1965-2011 IEEE
  6. Keywords:
  7. Covariance ; Multiple impulse ; Rendezvous ; Trajectory design ; Uncertainty ; Design ; Space flight ; Space rendezvous ; Trajectories ; Trajectory designs ; Covariance matrix
  8. Source: IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems ; Volume 55, Issue 5 , 2019 , Pages 2128-2137 ; 00189251 (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8552387?denied