Optimal spin rate control of a spinning solar sail for the maximum-radius orbit transfer problem

Go Ono, Yuya Mimasu, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

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Abstract

The attitude and orbit of a spinning solar sail can be controlled by the spin rate of the spacecraft. In this paper, an optimal spin rate control law of a spinning solar sail for the maximum-radius orbit transfer problem is derived. An optimal control problem is solved analytically and numerically, and the comparison of the analytical and numerical solutions proves their validity. The control method proposed in this paper extends the possibilities of spinning solar sails.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances In The Astronautical Sciences
EditorsDonald L. Mackison, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Roby S. Wilson, Renato Zanetti
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages2661-2676
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780877036111
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2014 - Mexico, United States
Duration: 2014 Jan 262014 Jan 30

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume152
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Conference

Conference24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMexico
Period14/1/2614/1/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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