The paper presents a study on the navigation of a formation of spacecraft in the proximity of a binary asteroid. A specific scenario is considered in which the spacecraft are orbiting at one of the triangular libration points under the assumption of a quasi circular orbit of the secondary with respect to the primary. This work investigates the use of an Unscented H in f ty Filter and a data sharing mechanisms among spacecraft, plus the use of a novel polynomial algebra to replace the Unscented Transformation. The paper will show that the spacecraft can be maintained at the desired location using a combination of optical and LIDAR measurements shared across the formation.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2017|
|Event||International Symposium on Space Technology and Science - Matsuyama, Japan|
Duration: 3 Jun 2017 → 9 Jun 2017
Conference number: 31
|Conference||International Symposium on Space Technology and Science|
|Period||3/06/17 → 9/06/17|
- binary asteroid systems
- Chebyshev polynomials
- formation flying
- autonomous navigation
Torre, F., Vasile, M., Serra, R., & Grey, S. (2017). Autonomous navigation of a formation of spacecraft in the proximity of a binary asteroid. Paper presented at International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, Matsuyama, Japan.