Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Volume 2018, Article ID 1572726, 12 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1572726
Research Article

Optimal Control Scheme of the Tethered System for Orbital Transfer under a Constant Thrust

Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Guowei Zhao; nc.ude.aaub@iewougoahz

Received 10 October 2017; Revised 2 February 2018; Accepted 14 February 2018; Published 8 April 2018

Academic Editor: Mahmut Reyhanoglu

Copyright © 2018 Liang Sun et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. Y. Chen, R. Huang, L. He, X. Ren, and B. Zheng, “Dynamical modelling and control of space tethers: a review of space tether research,” Nonlinear Dynamics, vol. 77, no. 4, pp. 1077–1099, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. R. Zhong and Z. H. Zhu, “Timescale separate optimal control of tethered space–tug systems for space–debris removal,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 39, no. 11, pp. 2540–2545, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. V. S. Aslanov and V. V. Yudintsev, “Dynamics of large debris connected to space tug by a tether,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 1654–1660, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. V. Aslanov and V. Yudintsev, “Dynamics of large space debris removal using tethered space tug,” Acta Astronautica, vol. 91, no. 10, pp. 149–156, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. V. Aslanov, A. Misra, and V. Yudintsev, “Chaotic motions of tethered satellites with low thrust,” in 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Guadalajara, Mexico, September 2016.
  6. V. Aslanov and V. Yudintsev, “Dynamics of large space debris removal using tethered space tug,” Acta Astronautica, vol. 91, pp. 149–156, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. L. Jasper and H. Schaub, “Input shaped large thrust maneuver with a tethered debris object,” Acta Astronautica, vol. 96, no. 4, pp. 128–137, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. R. Benvenuto, S. Salvi, and M. Lavagna, “Dynamics analysis and GNC design of flexible systems for space debris active removal,” Acta Astronautica, vol. 110, pp. 247–265, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. H. T. K. Linskens and E. Mooij, “Tether dynamics analysis and guidance and control design for active space-debris removal,” Acta Astronautica, vol. 107, pp. 150–162, 2015. View at Google Scholar
  10. G. Zhao, L. Sun, S. Tan, and H. Huang, “Librational characteristics of a dumbbell modeled tethered satellite under small, continuous, constant thrust,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, vol. 227, no. 5, pp. 857–872, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. L. Sun, G. Zhao, and H. Huang, “Stability and control of tethered satellite with chemical propulsion in orbital plane,” Nonlinear Dynamics, vol. 74, no. 4, pp. 1113–1131, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. G. Zhao, L. Sun, and H. Huang, “Thrust control of tethered satellite with a short constant tether in orbital maneuvering,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, vol. 228, no. 14, pp. 2569–2586, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. P. Huang, Z. Hu, and Z. Meng, “Coupling dynamics modelling and optimal coordinated control of tethered space robot,” Aerospace Science and Technology, vol. 41, pp. 36–46, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  14. B. S. Wang, Z. J. Meng, and P. F. Huang, “A towing orbit transfer method of tethered space robots,” in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), pp. 964–969, Zhuhai, China, December 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. Z. Meng, B. Wang, and P. Huang, “A space tethered towing method using tension and platform thrusts,” Advances in Space Research, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 656–669, 2017. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. F. Zhang and P. Huang, “Releasing dynamics and stability control of maneuverable tethered space net,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 983–993, 2017. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. S. Cho and N. H. McClamroch, “Optimal orbit transfer of a spacecraft with fixed length tether,” Journal of Astronautical Sciences, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 195–204, 2003. View at Google Scholar
  18. C. L. Darby, W. W. Hager, and A. V. Rao, “An hp-adaptive pseudospectral method for solving optimal control problems,” vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 476–502, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus