Interplanetary mission design for spinning solar sails utilizing active shape control of sail membranes

Yuki Takao, Osamu Mori, Jun’Ichiro Kawaguchi

研究成果: Conference contribution

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抄録

Performance of solar sails largely depends on their attitude motion. Thrust vector of a solar sail is determined by its relative attitude to the Sun. Meanwhile, there exist some requirements on its attitude, for example, to secure enough solar power and ground communication. Therefore, conventional solar sail missions have strong constraints on attitude motion. This is because conventional solar sails assume flat sail membranes to avoid some unexpected deformation. This assumption leads to the fact that the geometry of the spacecraft is limited within two dimensions. This paper introduces a mission design scheme for spinning solar sails by actively controlling the shape of the sail membranes. The active shape control extends solar sails to three-dimensional structures, and hence the two-dimensional constraints can be removed.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルSpace Flight Mechanics Meeting
出版社American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
210009
ISBN(印刷版)9781624105333
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2018
外部発表はい
イベントSpace Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2018 - Kissimmee, United States
継続期間: 2018 1 82018 1 12

出版物シリーズ

名前Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2018
番号210009

Conference

ConferenceSpace Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2018
国/地域United States
CityKissimmee
Period18/1/818/1/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 航空宇宙工学

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