Bio-Inspired Rendezvous Strategies and Respondent Detections
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Guid. Control Dyn.
PSEUDOSPECTRAL METHOD; MOTION CAMOUFLAGE; SPACECRAFT; Engineering, Aerospace; Instruments & Instrumentation
In nature, many biological species have devised simple yet effective motion strategies that help them with a variety of tasks, such as foraging and mating. One such phenomenon has been observed in hoverflies, in which a male hoverfly moves in a certain path and appears stationary from the viewpoint of a moving female hoverfly. The use of this new bio-inspired strategy has recently been considered for rendezvous tasks in space situation-awareness missions. In this paper, the feasibilities of applying such a rendezvous strategy to free-flying (i.e., zero applied control acceleration) space vehicles and the respondent detections of such motion strategies to prevent orbital collisions are investigated in the local vertical and local horizontal frame. Algorithms for nontrivial free-flying scenarios are derived for both fixed and free-flying spacecraft. The extended Kalman filter is designed to demonstrate the ability to detect and monitor these types of rendezvous motions.
Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics
"Bio-Inspired Rendezvous Strategies and Respondent Detections" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 3669.