Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Mathematical Methods Applied to the Celestial Mechanics of Artificial Satellites


Publishing date
15 May 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Nov 2011

1Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, São José dos Campos, Granja, Brazil

2Sao Paulo State University Júlio de Mesquita Filho, FEG-UNESP, São Paulo, Brazil

3Departamento de Estatística, Matemática Aplicada e Computaão, São Paulo State University Júlio de Mesquita Filho, São Paulo, Brazil

4Grupo Dinamica Orbital Planetologia, São Paulo State University Júlio de Mesquita Filho, São Paulo, Brazil

5Departament de Matemática Aplicada I, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain


Mathematical Methods Applied to the Celestial Mechanics of Artificial Satellites

Description

The idea of this special issue of mathematical problems in engineering is to consider the study and applications of celestial mechanics in artificial satellites. This science is very old in human history and deals with problems related to the motion of the planets, satellites, stars, and any celestial body that moves in space governed by the attraction of mass. Many important questions have been answered by this science, related to the motion of the Earth, Moon, and so forth. In the last decades, this science has also been applied to the motion of spacecraft made and launched by man into space. Some of the main tasks of this modern activity is to determine the orbit and the attitude of the spacecraft based on some observations, to obtain its position and attitude in space in a given time from some initial conditions, to find the best way to change their orbits and attitude, to analyze how to use the information of the satellites to find the position and the velocity of a given point (e.g., a personal receptor, a satellite, or a car), and so on.

Those applications show that the space activity in the world is one of the most important achievements of mankind. It makes possible live communications, exploration of Earth resources, weather forecast, accurate positioning, and several other tasks that are part of our lives today.

Therefore, since celestial mechanics plays a very important role in these developments, this call for papers is posted, seeking for papers related to the study of the engineering applications devoted to the motion of spacecrafts. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Astrodynamics
  • Orbital Maneuver
  • Satellite dynamics and control
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Space dynamics
  • Dynamical systems

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/mpe/guidelines.html. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 979752
  • - Editorial

Mathematical Methods Applied to the Celestial Mechanics of Artificial Satellites

Antonio F. Bertachini A. Prado | Maria Cecilia Zanardi | ... | Josep J. Masdemont
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 168632
  • - Research Article

A Numerical Study of Low-Thrust Limited Power Trajectories between Coplanar Circular Orbits in an Inverse-Square Force Field

Sandro da Silva Fernandes | Carlos Roberto Silveira Filho | Wander Almodovar Golfetto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 239357
  • - Research Article

Application of the Hori Method in the Theory of Nonlinear Oscillations

Sandro da Silva Fernandes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 740752
  • - Research Article

IMU Fault Detection Based on 𝜒 2 -CUSUM

Élcio Jeronimo de Oliveira | Hélio Koiti Kuga | Ijar Milagre da Fonseca
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 905209
  • - Research Article

Low-Thrust Orbital Transfers in the Two-Body Problem

A. A. Sukhanov | A. F. B. A. Prado
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 493507
  • - Research Article

Four-Impulsive Rendezvous Maneuvers for Spacecrafts in Circular Orbits Using Genetic Algorithms

Denilson Paulo Souza dos Santos | Antônio Fernando Bertachini de Almeida Prado | Guido Colasurdo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 659396
  • - Research Article

Semianalytic Integration of High-Altitude Orbits under Lunisolar Effects

Martin Lara | Juan F. San Juan | Luis M. López
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 140301
  • - Research Article

Error Modeling and Analysis for InSAR Spatial Baseline Determination of Satellite Formation Flying

Jia Tu | Defeng Gu | ... | Dongyun Yi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 596396
  • - Research Article

Analysis of Attitude Determination Methods Using GPS Carrier Phase Measurements

Leandro Baroni | Hélio Koiti Kuga
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 769376
  • - Research Article

Numerical Analysis of Constrained, Time-Optimal Satellite Reorientation

Robert G. Melton
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