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Impulsive and Continous Formation-Flying and Swarming using Relative Orbital Elements

 

                                

                                    Artist illustration of PRISMA (credits: DLR)

Recent Publications (2018-2019)
 
Lippe C., D'Amico S.;
Spacecraft Swarm Dynamics and Control About Asteroids;
2019 International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying, University of Strathclyde Glasglow, UK, July 16 – 19 (2019).Best Student Paper Award

Koenig A., Macintosh B., D'Amico S.;
Formation Design of Distributed Telescopes in Earth Orbit for Astrophysics Applications;
Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (2019). DOI: 10.2514/1.A34420 Published Online

Koenig A.;
Formation Design of Distributed Telescopes in Earth Orbit with Application to High-Contrast Imaging;
Stanford University, PhD Thesis (2019).William F. Ballhaus Prize for best Ph.D. Thesis in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University

Chernick M., D'Amico S.;
Closed-Form Optimal Impulsive Control of Spacecraft Formations using Reachable Set Theory;
2018 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Snowbird, UT, August 19-23 (2018).

Koenig A., D’Amico S.;
Robust and Safe N-Spacecraft Swarming in Perturbed Near-Circular Orbits;
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 41, No. 8, pp. 1643-1662 (2018). https://doi.org/10.2514/1.G003249.

Di Mauro G., Bevilacqua R.,Spiller D., Sullivan J., D’Amico S.;
Continuous Maneuvers for Spacecraft Formation-Flying Reconfiguration using Relative Orbit Elements;
Acta Astronautica, Vol. 153, pp. 311-326 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.01.043.

Koenig A.W., D'Amico S.;
Safe Spacecraft Swarm Deployment and Acquisition in Perturbed Near-Circular Orbits Subject to Operational Constraints;
Acta Astronautica, Vol. 153, Pages 297-310 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.01.037.

Chernick M., D'Amico S.;
New Closed-Form Solutions for Optimal Impulsive Control of Spacecraft Relative Motion;
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 301-319 (2018).