Spacecraft Formation Flying
Dynamics, control and navigation
- Kyle Alfriend
- Srinivas Vadali
- Pini Gurfil, Faculty of Aerospace Engineeering Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
- Jonathan How
- Louis Breger
In this unique text, authors Alfriend et al. provide a coherent discussion of spacecraft relative motion, both in the unperturbed and perturbed settings, explain the main control approaches for regulating relative satellite dynamics, using both impulsive and continuous maneuvers, and present the main constituents required for relative navigation. The early chapters provide a foundation upon which later discussions are built, making this a complete, standalone offering.
Intended for graduate students, professors and academic researchers in the fields of aerospace and mechanical engineering, mathematics, astronomy and astrophysics, Spacecraft Formation Flying is a technical yet accessible, forward-thinking guide to this critical area of astrodynamics.
Aerospace and astronautical professionals and researchers; astrodynamicisists; engineering mechanics and engineering physics; applied mathematicians; spacecraft and satellite systems engineers; graduate level students of aerospace engineering
- Published: November 2009
- Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
- ISBN: 978-0-7506-8533-7