Automated Rendezvous and Docking of Spacecraft

Automated Rendezvous and Docking of Spacecraft

by Wigbert Fehse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521824923

ISBN-13: 9780521824927

Pub. Date: 11/13/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This definitive reference for space engineers provides an overview of the major issues governing approach and mating strategies, and system concepts for rendezvous & docking/berthing (RVD/B). These concerns are addressed and explained in a way that aerospace engineers, students and even newcomers to the field can acquire a basic understanding of RVD/B.  See more details below

Overview

This definitive reference for space engineers provides an overview of the major issues governing approach and mating strategies, and system concepts for rendezvous & docking/berthing (RVD/B). These concerns are addressed and explained in a way that aerospace engineers, students and even newcomers to the field can acquire a basic understanding of RVD/B.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521824927
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/13/2003
Series:
Cambridge Aerospace Series, #16
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of symbols
1Introduction1
2The phases of a rendezvous mission8
3Orbit dynamics and trajectory elements29
4Approach safety and collision avoidance76
5The drivers for the approach strategy112
6The onboard rendezvous control system171
7Sensors for rendezvous navigation218
8Mating systems283
9Space and ground system setup336
10Verification and validation362
App. AMotion dynamics424
App. BRendezvous strategies for existing vehicles441
App. CRendezvous vehicles of the ISS scenario450
Glossary470
References477
Index486

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