Nonlinear Dynamics

, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 73–96

Modelling, Dynamics and Control of Tethered Satellite Systems

Authors

  • M. Krupa
    • Institute for MechanicsVienna University of Technology
  • W. Poth
    • Institute for MechanicsVienna University of Technology
  • M. Schagerl
    • Institute for MechanicsVienna University of Technology
  • A. Steindl
    • Institute for MechanicsVienna University of Technology
  • W. Steiner
    • Institute for MechanicsVienna University of Technology
    • Institute for MechanicsVienna University of Technology
  • G. Wiedermann
    • Institute for MechanicsVienna University of Technology
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11071-006-0752-z

Cite this article as:
Krupa, M., Poth, W., Schagerl, M. et al. Nonlinear Dyn (2006) 43: 73. doi:10.1007/s11071-006-0752-z

Abstract

Tethered satellite systems (TSS) pose quite challenging problems concerning their modelling, derivation of the equations of motion, numerical simulation of their dynamics, deciding on stability of relative equilibria provided the system moves on a circular orbit around the Earth and the occurrence of chaotic dynamics. Moreover, for the processes of deployment or retrieval of one satellite from or to another satellite certain control strategies, for example time or energy optimal control, are necessary. All these problems are considered in this paper.

Key Words

chaotic dynamicsHamilton's principleoptimal controlreduced energy momentum methodrelative equilibriumstiff differential equations

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