Dynamics and Control of Lorentz-Augmented Spacecraft Relative Motion
This book develops a dynamical model of the orbital motion of Lorentz spacecraft in both unperturbed and J2-perturbed environments. It explicitly discusses three kinds of typical space missions involving relative orbital control: spacecraft hovering, rendezvous, and formation flying. Subsequently, it puts forward designs for both open-loop and closed-loop control schemes propelled or augmented by the geomagnetic Lorentz force. These control schemes are entirely novel and represent a significantly departure from previous approaches.
Offers detailed dynamical analysis of and controller design for Lorentz-augmented space missionsIncludes completed numerical examples to verify the theoretical analysesProvides essential insights into propellantless space mission design