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 532708
  • - Research Article

Low-Thrust Out-of-Plane Orbital Station-Keeping Maneuvers for Satellites

Vivian M. Gomes | Antonio F. B. A. Prado
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 429479
  • - Research Article

An Adaptive Remeshing Procedure for Proximity Maneuvering Spacecraft Formations

Laura Garcia-Taberner | Josep J. Masdemont
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 967248
  • - Research Article

Closed Relative Trajectories for Formation Flying with Single-Input Control

Anna Guerman | Michael Ovchinnikov | ... | Sergey Trofimov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 926158
  • - Research Article

Modified Chebyshev-Picard Iteration Methods for Station-Keeping of Translunar Halo Orbits

Xiaoli Bai | John L. Junkins
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 734280
  • - Research Article

Assessment of the Ionospheric and Tropospheric Effects in Location Errors of Data Collection Platforms in Equatorial Region during High and Low Solar Activity Periods

Áurea Aparecida da Silva | Wilson Yamaguti | ... | Cláudia Celeste Celestino
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 137672
  • - Research Article

Study of Stability of Rotational Motion of Spacecraft with Canonical Variables

William Reis Silva | Maria Cecília F. P. S. Zanardi | ... | Jorge Kennety Silva Formiga
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 267875
  • - Research Article

Analysis of Filtering Methods for Satellite Autonomous Orbit Determination Using Celestial and Geomagnetic Measurement

Xiaolin Ning | Xin Ma | ... | Jiancheng Fang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 405870
  • - Research Article

The Orbital Dynamics of Synchronous Satellites: Irregular Motions in the 2 : 1 Resonance

Jarbas Cordeiro Sampaio | Rodolpho Vilhena de Moraes | Sandro da Silva Fernandes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 351759
  • - Research Article

Application of Periapse Maps for the Design of Trajectories Near the Smaller Primary in Multi-Body Regimes

Kathleen C. Howell | Diane C. Davis | Amanda F. Haapala
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 985429
  • - Research Article

Unscented Kalman Filter Applied to the Spacecraft Attitude Estimation with Euler Angles

Roberta Veloso Garcia | Helio Koiti Kuga | Maria Cecilia F. P. S. Zanardi
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