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Tracking neighboring quasi-satellite orbits around Phobos
Muralidharan, Vivek; Weiss, Avishai; Kalabic, Uros
2020In IFAC-PapersOnLine
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Keywords :
Stationkeeping; Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem; Astrodynamics; Quasi Satellite Orbit; Mars; Phobos; Linear Quadratic Regulator; Jacobi Constant
Abstract :
[en] We consider the orbital maintenance problem on a quasi-satellite orbit about the Martian moon, Phobos. The orbit is computed using a high-fidelity ephemeris model so that the major sources of disturbances are due to measurement error. Two types of orbit maintenance schemes are considered. The first is based on asymptotically tracking the desired trajectory and the second is based on stabilizing to the manifold of trajectories that share the same Jacobi constant as the reference trajectory. The latter can be done because trajectories with the same Jacobi constant are in the neighborhood of one another. The results show that the trajectory-tracking scheme has lower fuel consumption when tracking must be precise and that the approach of stabilizing to a manifold has better fuel consumption at the expense of tracking.
Disciplines :
Aerospace & aeronautics engineering
Author, co-author :
Muralidharan, Vivek  ;  University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > Space Robotics
Weiss, Avishai;  Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories Inc. > Principal Research Scientist
Kalabic, Uros;  Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories Inc. > Research Scientist
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Title :
Tracking neighboring quasi-satellite orbits around Phobos
Publication date :
July 2020
Event name :
World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
Event place :
Berlin, Germany
Event date :
July 16, 2020
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Publisher :
Elsevier, Kidlington, United Kingdom
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