Constrained Trajectory Generation for Microsatellite Formation Flying
Station keeping and reorientation control of a cluster of fully-actuated
low-thrust micro-satellites is considered in this paper. We address the control problem by taking advantage of the fully-actuated structure of the micro-satellite. We propose a very general open-loop solution by solving in real-time constrained trajectory generation problems for stationkeeping and reorientation. Performance of this methodology is reported for a typical micro-satellite format ion flying space mission using the Nonlinear Trajectory Generation software package.
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