Attitude control for satellites flying in VLEO using aerodynamic surfacesCitation formats

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  • V. Cañas
  • D. González
  • J. Becedas
  • R. M. Domínguez
  • Stephen Worrall
  • Katharine Smith
  • Rachel Lyons
  • Sabrina Livadiotti
  • Claire Huyton
  • Luciana Sinpetru
  • S. Rodriguez-Donaire
  • D. Garcia-Almiñana
  • M. Nieto
  • C Munoz
  • M. Sureda
  • D. Kataria
  • G. H. Herdrich
  • F. Romano
  • T. Binder
  • A. Boxberger
  • S. Fasoulas
  • C. Traub
  • R. Outlaw
  • V. Hanessian
  • J. Morsbøl
  • R. Villain
  • J. S. Perez
  • A. Conte
  • B. Belkouchi
  • A. Schwalber
  • B. Heißerer

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Attitude control for satellites flying in VLEO using aerodynamic surfaces. / Cañas, V.; González, D.; Becedas, J.; Domínguez, R. M.; Roberts, Peter; Crisp, Nicholas; Abrao Oiko, Vitor Toshiyuki; Edmondson, Steve; Worrall, Stephen; Haigh, Sarah; Smith, Katharine; Lyons, Rachel; Livadiotti, Sabrina; Huyton, Claire; Sinpetru, Luciana; Rodriguez-Donaire, S.; Garcia-Almiñana, D.; Nieto, M.; Munoz, C; Sureda, M.; Kataria, D.; Herdrich, G. H.; Romano, F.; Binder, T.; Boxberger, A.; Fasoulas, S.; Traub, C.; Outlaw, R.; Hanessian, V.; Morsbøl, J.; Villain, R.; Perez, J. S.; Conte, A.; Belkouchi, B.; Schwalber, A.; Heißerer, B.

In: Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 26.03.2020.

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Cañas, V, González, D, Becedas, J, Domínguez, RM, Roberts, P, Crisp, N, Abrao Oiko, VT, Edmondson, S, Worrall, S, Haigh, S, Smith, K, Lyons, R, Livadiotti, S, Huyton, C, Sinpetru, L, Rodriguez-Donaire, S, Garcia-Almiñana, D, Nieto, M, Munoz, C, Sureda, M, Kataria, D, Herdrich, GH, Romano, F, Binder, T, Boxberger, A, Fasoulas, S, Traub, C, Outlaw, R, Hanessian, V, Morsbøl, J, Villain, R, Perez, JS, Conte, A, Belkouchi, B, Schwalber, A & Heißerer, B 2020, 'Attitude control for satellites flying in VLEO using aerodynamic surfaces', Journal of the British Interplanetary Society.

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Cañas, V., González, D., Becedas, J., Domínguez, R. M., Roberts, P., Crisp, N., Abrao Oiko, V. T., Edmondson, S., Worrall, S., Haigh, S., Smith, K., Lyons, R., Livadiotti, S., Huyton, C., Sinpetru, L., Rodriguez-Donaire, S., Garcia-Almiñana, D., Nieto, M., Munoz, C., ... Heißerer, B. (Accepted/In press). Attitude control for satellites flying in VLEO using aerodynamic surfaces. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society.

Vancouver

Cañas V, González D, Becedas J, Domínguez RM, Roberts P, Crisp N et al. Attitude control for satellites flying in VLEO using aerodynamic surfaces. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society. 2020 Mar 26.

Author

Cañas, V. ; González, D. ; Becedas, J. ; Domínguez, R. M. ; Roberts, Peter ; Crisp, Nicholas ; Abrao Oiko, Vitor Toshiyuki ; Edmondson, Steve ; Worrall, Stephen ; Haigh, Sarah ; Smith, Katharine ; Lyons, Rachel ; Livadiotti, Sabrina ; Huyton, Claire ; Sinpetru, Luciana ; Rodriguez-Donaire, S. ; Garcia-Almiñana, D. ; Nieto, M. ; Munoz, C ; Sureda, M. ; Kataria, D. ; Herdrich, G. H. ; Romano, F. ; Binder, T. ; Boxberger, A. ; Fasoulas, S. ; Traub, C. ; Outlaw, R. ; Hanessian, V. ; Morsbøl, J. ; Villain, R. ; Perez, J. S. ; Conte, A. ; Belkouchi, B. ; Schwalber, A. ; Heißerer, B. / Attitude control for satellites flying in VLEO using aerodynamic surfaces. In: Journal of the British Interplanetary Society. 2020.

Bibtex

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title = "Attitude control for satellites flying in VLEO using aerodynamic surfaces",
abstract = "This paper analyses the use of aerodynamic control surfaces, whether passive or active, in order to carry out very low Earth orbit (VLEO) attitude maneuver operations.Flying a satellite in a very low Earth orbit with an altitude of less than 450 km, namely VLEO, is a technological challenge. It leads to several advantages, such as increasing the resolution of optical payloads or increase signal to noise ratio, among others. The atmospheric density in VLEO is much higher than in typical low earth orbit altitudes, but still free molecular flow. This has serious consequences for the maneuverability of a satellite because significant aerodynamic torques and forces are produced. In order to guarantee the controllability of the spacecraft they have to be analyzed in depth. Moreover, at VLEO the density of atomic oxygen increases, which enables the use of air-breathing propulsion (ABEP). Scientists are researching in this field to use ABEP it as a drag compensation system, and consequently an attitude control based on aerodynamic control could make sense. This combination of technologies may represent an opportunity to open new markets.In this work, several satellite geometric configurations were considered to analyze aerodynamic control:3 axis control with feather configuration and 2 axis control with shuttlecock configuration.The analysis was performed by simulating the attitude of the satellite as well as the disturbances affecting the spacecraft. The models implemented to simulate the disturbances were the following: Gravitational gradient torque disturbance, magnetic dipole torque disturbance (magnetic field model IGRF12), and aerodynamic torque disturbances (aerodynamic model DTM2013 and wind model HWM14).The maneuvers analyzed were the following: detumbling or attitude stabilization, pointing and demisability. Different VLEO parameters were analyzed for every geometric configuration and spacecraft maneuver. The results determined which of the analyzed geometric configurations suits better for every maneuver. This work is part of the H2020 DISCOVERER project. Project ID 737183.",
keywords = "VLEO, Aerodynamic Attitude Control, Control Algorithms, Gas Surface Interaction, DISCOVERER",
author = "V. Ca{\~n}as and D. Gonz{\'a}lez and J. Becedas and Dom{\'i}nguez, {R. M.} and Peter Roberts and Nicholas Crisp and {Abrao Oiko}, {Vitor Toshiyuki} and Steve Edmondson and Stephen Worrall and Sarah Haigh and Katharine Smith and Rachel Lyons and Sabrina Livadiotti and Claire Huyton and Luciana Sinpetru and S. Rodriguez-Donaire and D. Garcia-Almi{\~n}ana and M. Nieto and C Munoz and M. Sureda and D. Kataria and Herdrich, {G. H.} and F. Romano and T. Binder and A. Boxberger and S. Fasoulas and C. Traub and R. Outlaw and V. Hanessian and J. Morsb{\o}l and R. Villain and Perez, {J. S.} and A. Conte and B. Belkouchi and A. Schwalber and B. Hei{\ss}erer",
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month = mar,
day = "26",
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journal = "British Interplanetary Society. Journal",
issn = "0007-084X",
publisher = "British Interplanetary Society",

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RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Attitude control for satellites flying in VLEO using aerodynamic surfaces

AU - Cañas, V.

AU - González, D.

AU - Becedas, J.

AU - Domínguez, R. M.

AU - Roberts, Peter

AU - Crisp, Nicholas

AU - Abrao Oiko, Vitor Toshiyuki

AU - Edmondson, Steve

AU - Worrall, Stephen

AU - Haigh, Sarah

AU - Smith, Katharine

AU - Lyons, Rachel

AU - Livadiotti, Sabrina

AU - Huyton, Claire

AU - Sinpetru, Luciana

AU - Rodriguez-Donaire, S.

AU - Garcia-Almiñana, D.

AU - Nieto, M.

AU - Munoz, C

AU - Sureda, M.

AU - Kataria, D.

AU - Herdrich, G. H.

AU - Romano, F.

AU - Binder, T.

AU - Boxberger, A.

AU - Fasoulas, S.

AU - Traub, C.

AU - Outlaw, R.

AU - Hanessian, V.

AU - Morsbøl, J.

AU - Villain, R.

AU - Perez, J. S.

AU - Conte, A.

AU - Belkouchi, B.

AU - Schwalber, A.

AU - Heißerer, B.

PY - 2020/3/26

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N2 - This paper analyses the use of aerodynamic control surfaces, whether passive or active, in order to carry out very low Earth orbit (VLEO) attitude maneuver operations.Flying a satellite in a very low Earth orbit with an altitude of less than 450 km, namely VLEO, is a technological challenge. It leads to several advantages, such as increasing the resolution of optical payloads or increase signal to noise ratio, among others. The atmospheric density in VLEO is much higher than in typical low earth orbit altitudes, but still free molecular flow. This has serious consequences for the maneuverability of a satellite because significant aerodynamic torques and forces are produced. In order to guarantee the controllability of the spacecraft they have to be analyzed in depth. Moreover, at VLEO the density of atomic oxygen increases, which enables the use of air-breathing propulsion (ABEP). Scientists are researching in this field to use ABEP it as a drag compensation system, and consequently an attitude control based on aerodynamic control could make sense. This combination of technologies may represent an opportunity to open new markets.In this work, several satellite geometric configurations were considered to analyze aerodynamic control:3 axis control with feather configuration and 2 axis control with shuttlecock configuration.The analysis was performed by simulating the attitude of the satellite as well as the disturbances affecting the spacecraft. The models implemented to simulate the disturbances were the following: Gravitational gradient torque disturbance, magnetic dipole torque disturbance (magnetic field model IGRF12), and aerodynamic torque disturbances (aerodynamic model DTM2013 and wind model HWM14).The maneuvers analyzed were the following: detumbling or attitude stabilization, pointing and demisability. Different VLEO parameters were analyzed for every geometric configuration and spacecraft maneuver. The results determined which of the analyzed geometric configurations suits better for every maneuver. This work is part of the H2020 DISCOVERER project. Project ID 737183.

AB - This paper analyses the use of aerodynamic control surfaces, whether passive or active, in order to carry out very low Earth orbit (VLEO) attitude maneuver operations.Flying a satellite in a very low Earth orbit with an altitude of less than 450 km, namely VLEO, is a technological challenge. It leads to several advantages, such as increasing the resolution of optical payloads or increase signal to noise ratio, among others. The atmospheric density in VLEO is much higher than in typical low earth orbit altitudes, but still free molecular flow. This has serious consequences for the maneuverability of a satellite because significant aerodynamic torques and forces are produced. In order to guarantee the controllability of the spacecraft they have to be analyzed in depth. Moreover, at VLEO the density of atomic oxygen increases, which enables the use of air-breathing propulsion (ABEP). Scientists are researching in this field to use ABEP it as a drag compensation system, and consequently an attitude control based on aerodynamic control could make sense. This combination of technologies may represent an opportunity to open new markets.In this work, several satellite geometric configurations were considered to analyze aerodynamic control:3 axis control with feather configuration and 2 axis control with shuttlecock configuration.The analysis was performed by simulating the attitude of the satellite as well as the disturbances affecting the spacecraft. The models implemented to simulate the disturbances were the following: Gravitational gradient torque disturbance, magnetic dipole torque disturbance (magnetic field model IGRF12), and aerodynamic torque disturbances (aerodynamic model DTM2013 and wind model HWM14).The maneuvers analyzed were the following: detumbling or attitude stabilization, pointing and demisability. Different VLEO parameters were analyzed for every geometric configuration and spacecraft maneuver. The results determined which of the analyzed geometric configurations suits better for every maneuver. This work is part of the H2020 DISCOVERER project. Project ID 737183.

KW - VLEO

KW - Aerodynamic Attitude Control

KW - Control Algorithms

KW - Gas Surface Interaction

KW - DISCOVERER

M3 - Article

JO - British Interplanetary Society. Journal

JF - British Interplanetary Society. Journal

SN - 0007-084X

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