Optimal manoeuvring between quasi-periodic orbits

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Abstract

In the past halo orbits were used for most of the spacecraft missions going to the Lagrange point regions. However, other natural motions exist near these points presenting some advantages compared to halos. Quasi-periodic motions on invariant tori are associated with frequencies and amplitudes and surround the halo and vertical Lyapunov orbits. In this paper main characteristics of quasi-periodic orbits around the far-side Lagrange point in the Earth-Moon system are discussed. Optimal manoeuvres are identified to vary properties (phases, amplitudes) of an orbit. The proposed techniques utilise the stable manifold allowing for single manoeuvre transfers. The separation of spacecraft from a periodic orbit and a rendezvous scenario are discussed with respect to future missions, that have to cope with regular vehicle traffic, rendezvous and docking activities. Fuel-optimal transfers from a halo to a quasi-periodic orbit are identified in order to separate spacecraft. A second scenario assumes two spacecraft with a given phase separation on a quasi-periodic orbit. A target orbit is defined in which the spacecraft rendezvous. Parameter studies show that phase and amplitude changes strongly depend on the time when the manoeuvre is performed.

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies
Abbreviated titleSFFMT
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period29/05/1331/05/13

Fingerprint

Orbits
Spacecraft
Space rendezvous
Moon
Phase separation
Earth (planet)

Keywords

  • quasi-periodic orbits
  • gateway station
  • traffic management
  • amplitudes
  • phases

Cite this

Duering, M., Vasile, M., & Landgraf, M. (2013). Optimal manoeuvring between quasi-periodic orbits. 1-10. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies , Munich, Germany.
Duering, Marcel ; Vasile, Massimiliano ; Landgraf, Markus. / Optimal manoeuvring between quasi-periodic orbits. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies , Munich, Germany.10 p.
@conference{9cae06eb2d014ec38bfdf9d91ced64d5,
title = "Optimal manoeuvring between quasi-periodic orbits",
abstract = "In the past halo orbits were used for most of the spacecraft missions going to the Lagrange point regions. However, other natural motions exist near these points presenting some advantages compared to halos. Quasi-periodic motions on invariant tori are associated with frequencies and amplitudes and surround the halo and vertical Lyapunov orbits. In this paper main characteristics of quasi-periodic orbits around the far-side Lagrange point in the Earth-Moon system are discussed. Optimal manoeuvres are identified to vary properties (phases, amplitudes) of an orbit. The proposed techniques utilise the stable manifold allowing for single manoeuvre transfers. The separation of spacecraft from a periodic orbit and a rendezvous scenario are discussed with respect to future missions, that have to cope with regular vehicle traffic, rendezvous and docking activities. Fuel-optimal transfers from a halo to a quasi-periodic orbit are identified in order to separate spacecraft. A second scenario assumes two spacecraft with a given phase separation on a quasi-periodic orbit. A target orbit is defined in which the spacecraft rendezvous. Parameter studies show that phase and amplitude changes strongly depend on the time when the manoeuvre is performed.",
keywords = "quasi-periodic orbits, gateway station, traffic management, amplitudes, phases",
author = "Marcel Duering and Massimiliano Vasile and Markus Landgraf",
year = "2013",
language = "English",
pages = "1--10",
note = "5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies , SFFMT ; Conference date: 29-05-2013 Through 31-05-2013",

}

Duering, M, Vasile, M & Landgraf, M 2013, 'Optimal manoeuvring between quasi-periodic orbits' Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies , Munich, Germany, 29/05/13 - 31/05/13, pp. 1-10.

Optimal manoeuvring between quasi-periodic orbits. / Duering, Marcel; Vasile, Massimiliano; Landgraf, Markus.

2013. 1-10 Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies , Munich, Germany.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

TY - CONF

T1 - Optimal manoeuvring between quasi-periodic orbits

AU - Duering, Marcel

AU - Vasile, Massimiliano

AU - Landgraf, Markus

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - In the past halo orbits were used for most of the spacecraft missions going to the Lagrange point regions. However, other natural motions exist near these points presenting some advantages compared to halos. Quasi-periodic motions on invariant tori are associated with frequencies and amplitudes and surround the halo and vertical Lyapunov orbits. In this paper main characteristics of quasi-periodic orbits around the far-side Lagrange point in the Earth-Moon system are discussed. Optimal manoeuvres are identified to vary properties (phases, amplitudes) of an orbit. The proposed techniques utilise the stable manifold allowing for single manoeuvre transfers. The separation of spacecraft from a periodic orbit and a rendezvous scenario are discussed with respect to future missions, that have to cope with regular vehicle traffic, rendezvous and docking activities. Fuel-optimal transfers from a halo to a quasi-periodic orbit are identified in order to separate spacecraft. A second scenario assumes two spacecraft with a given phase separation on a quasi-periodic orbit. A target orbit is defined in which the spacecraft rendezvous. Parameter studies show that phase and amplitude changes strongly depend on the time when the manoeuvre is performed.

AB - In the past halo orbits were used for most of the spacecraft missions going to the Lagrange point regions. However, other natural motions exist near these points presenting some advantages compared to halos. Quasi-periodic motions on invariant tori are associated with frequencies and amplitudes and surround the halo and vertical Lyapunov orbits. In this paper main characteristics of quasi-periodic orbits around the far-side Lagrange point in the Earth-Moon system are discussed. Optimal manoeuvres are identified to vary properties (phases, amplitudes) of an orbit. The proposed techniques utilise the stable manifold allowing for single manoeuvre transfers. The separation of spacecraft from a periodic orbit and a rendezvous scenario are discussed with respect to future missions, that have to cope with regular vehicle traffic, rendezvous and docking activities. Fuel-optimal transfers from a halo to a quasi-periodic orbit are identified in order to separate spacecraft. A second scenario assumes two spacecraft with a given phase separation on a quasi-periodic orbit. A target orbit is defined in which the spacecraft rendezvous. Parameter studies show that phase and amplitude changes strongly depend on the time when the manoeuvre is performed.

KW - quasi-periodic orbits

KW - gateway station

KW - traffic management

KW - amplitudes

KW - phases

UR - http://www.sffmt2013.org

M3 - Paper

SP - 1

EP - 10

ER -

Duering M, Vasile M, Landgraf M. Optimal manoeuvring between quasi-periodic orbits. 2013. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies , Munich, Germany.