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Astrodynamics of Spacecraft Relative Motion for Distributed Space Systems
                                

                                            Nominal TanDEM-X configuration (credits: D'Amico)

Recent Publications (2018-2019)
 
Willis M., Alfriend T., D'Amico S.;
Second-Order Solution for Relative Motion on Eccentric Orbits in Curvilinear Coordinates;
2019 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Portland, Maine, August 11 - 15 (2019).

Guffanti T., D'Amico S.;
Linear Models for Spacecraft Relative Motion in Orbits Perturbed by Solar Radiation Pressure;
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (2019). DOI: 10.2514/1.G002822. Published Online

Willis M., Lovell A., D'Amico S.;
Second Order Analytical Solution for Relative Motion on Arbitrarily Eccentric Orbits;
2019 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Ka'anapali, Maui, HI, January 13-17 (2019).

Willis M., D’Amico S.;
Analytical Approach to Formation-Flying with Low-Thrust Relative Spiral Trajectories;
Acta Astronautica, Vol. 153, pp. 175-190 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.02.002.

Guffanti T., D’Amico S.;
Integration Constants as State Variables for Optimal Path Planning;
European Control Conference, Lymassol, Cyprus, June 12-15 (2018).

Sullivan J., Grimberg S., D’Amico S.;
Comprehensive Survey and Assessment of Spacecraft Relative Motion Dynamics Models;
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 40, No. 8, pp. 1837-1859 (August 2017).

Koenig A.W., Guffanti T., D'Amico S.;
New State Transition Matrices for Spacecraft Relative Motion in Perturbed Orbits;
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 40, No. 7, pp. 1749-1768 (September 2017)

Willis M., D’Amico S.;
Analytical Approach to Formation Flying with Low-Thrust Relative Spiral Trajectories;
9th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flight (IWSCFF), The University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado, June 19-21, 2017.

Willis M., D’Amico S.;
Relative Spiral Trajectories for Low-Thrust Formation Flying;
26th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics (ISSFD), Matsuyama, Japan, June 3-9, 2017.

Guffanti T., D’Amico S., Lavagna M.;
Long-Term Analytical Propagation of Satellite Relative Motion in Perturbed Orbits;
27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio, Texas , February 5-9, 2017.