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Modern Astrodynamics

Modern Astrodynamics Book
Author : William E. Wiesel
Publisher :
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780974827216
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Beginning from an understanding of Hamiltonian dynamics, Modern Astrodynamics blends the modern methods of dynamical system theory with the classical perturbation methods. Emphasizing earth satellite motion, the work also explores planetary motion. The text concludes with nonlinear resonance and relative motion of satellites. A Windows PC program disk suppliments the text.

Modern Astrodynamics

Modern Astrodynamics Book
Author : N.A
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2006-10-19
ISBN : 9780080464916
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In recent years, an unprecedented interest in novel and revolutionary space missions has risen out of the advanced NASA and ESA programs. Astrophysicists, astronomers, space systems engineers, mathematicians and scientists have been cooperating to implement novel and ground-breaking space missions. Recent progress in mathematical dynamics has enabled development of specialised spacecraft orbits and propulsion systems. Recently, the concept of flying spacecraft in formation has gained a lot of interest within the community. These progresses constitute the background to a significant renaissance of research dealing with astrodynamics and its applications. Modern Astrodynamics is designed as a stepping stone for the exposition of modern astrodynamics to students, researchers, engineers and scientists. This volume will present the main constituents of the astrodynamical science in an elaborate, comprehensive and rigorous manner. Although the volume will contain a few distinct chapters, it will render a coherent portrayal of astrodynamics. Encompasses the main constituents of the astrodynamical sciences in an elaborate, comprehensive and rigorous manner Presents recent astrodynamical advances and describes the challenges ahead The first volume of a series designed to give scientists and engineers worldwide an opportunity to publish their works in this multi-disciplinary field

Modern Astrodynamics

Modern Astrodynamics Book
Author : Victor R. Bond,Mark C. Allman
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 1996-03-24
ISBN : 0691044597
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Newton's laws of motion and his universal law of gravitation described mathematically the motion of two bodies undergoing mutual gravitational attraction. However, it is impossible to solve analytically the equation of motion for three gravitationally interacting bodies. This book discusses some techniques used to obtain numerical solutions of the equations of motion for planets and satellites, which are of fundamental importance to solar-system dynamicists and to those involved in planning the orbits of artificial satellites. The first part introduces the classical two-body problem and solves it by rigorously developing the six integrals of the motion, starting from Newton's three laws of motion and his law of gravitation and then using vector algebra to develop the integrals. The various forms of the solution flow naturally from the integrals. In the second part, several modern perturbation techniques are developed and applied to cases of practical importance. For example, the perturbed two-body problem for an oblate planet or for a nonsymmetric rotating planet is considered, as is the effect of drag on a satellite. The two-body problem is regularized, and the nonlinear differential equation is thereby transformed to a linear one by further embedding several of the integrals. Finally, a brief sketch of numerical methods is given, as the perturbation equations must be solved by numerical rather than by analytical methods.

Applications of Modern Dynamics to Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics

Applications of Modern Dynamics to Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics Book
Author : V.G. Szebehely
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 940097793X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume contains the detailed text of the major lectures and the abstracts of the lectures delivered during the seminar sessions. The subject of our NATO Advanced Study Institute in 1981 was the Application of Modern Dynamics to Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics. This Preface will first explain the terminology, then it will review shortly the content of the lectures and will outline how all this was made possible and, finally, it will disclose our future aspirations. Periodicity is an extremely important concept in our field, therefore, it should not be unexpected that our NATO Advanced Study Institute is enjoying a period of three years. Since 1972 we conducted four Institutes with increasing interest and en thusiasm displayed by the participants, lecturers and by this Director. Celestial Mechanics or Dynamical Astronomy is part of Astronomy dealing mostly with the motion of natural celestial bodies. Astrodynamics or Orbital Mechanics is the application of dynamics to problems of Space Engineering and it treats mostly the dynamical behavior of artificial satellites and space probes. The underlying mathematical and dynamical principles are, of course, the same for Celestial Mechanics and for Astrodynamics. This Director of the Institute and Editor of the Proceedings was extremely fortunate to have obtained the cooperation of out standing lecturers who were clear, thorough, understandable, patient to answer questions, but above all, had knowledge of the ix V. Szebehely (ed.). Applications of Modern Dynamics to Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics. ix-x.

Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications

Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications Book
Author : D.A. Vallado
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2001-06-30
ISBN : 9780792369035
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications is rapidly becoming the standard astrodynamics reference for those involved in the business of spaceflight. What sets this book apart is that nearly all of the theoretical mathematics is followed by discussions of practical applications implemented in tested software routines. For example, the book includes a compendium of algorithms that allow students and professionals to determine orbits with high precision using a PC. Without a doubt, when an astrodynamics problem arises in the future, it will become standard practice for engineers to keep this volume close at hand and `look it up in Vallado'. While the first edition was an exceptionally useful and popular book throughout the community, there are a number of reasons why the second edition will be even more so. There are many reworked examples and derivations. Newly introduced topics include ground illumination calculations, Moon rise and set, and a listing of relevant Internet sites. There is an improved and expanded discussion of coordinate systems, orbit determination, and differential correction. Perhaps most important is that all of the software routines described in the book are now available for free in FORTRAN, PASCAL, and C. This makes the second edition an even more valuable text and superb reference.

Orbital Mechanics and Astrodynamics

Orbital Mechanics and Astrodynamics Book
Author : Gerald R. Hintz
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-01-06
ISBN : 3319094440
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This textbook covers fundamental and advanced topics in orbital mechanics and astrodynamics to expose the student to the basic dynamics of space flight. The engineers and graduate students who read this class-tested text will be able to apply their knowledge to mission design and navigation of space missions. Through highlighting basic, analytic and computer-based methods for designing interplanetary and orbital trajectories, this text provides excellent insight into astronautical techniques and tools. This book is ideal for graduate students in Astronautical or Aerospace Engineering and related fields of study, researchers in space industrial and governmental research and development facilities, as well as researchers in astronautics. This book also: · Illustrates all key concepts with examples · Includes exercises for each chapter · Explains concepts and engineering tools a student or experienced engineer can apply to mission design and navigation of space missions · Covers fundamental principles to expose the student to the basic dynamics of space flight

Fundamentals of Astrodynamics

Fundamentals of Astrodynamics Book
Author : Roger R. Bate,Donald D. Mueller,Jerry E. White,William W. Saylor
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Release : 2020-01-15
ISBN : 0486497046
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Widely known and used throughout the astrodynamics and aerospace engineering communities, this teaching text was developed at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Completely revised and updated 2013 edition.

Modern Techniques in Astrodynamics

Modern Techniques in Astrodynamics Book
Author : Lynn E. Wolaver
Publisher :
Release : 1971
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The report represents lecture notes for a graduate level course in celestial mechanics which has been given at the Air Force Institute of Technology. It covers a review of the two-body problem, discusses the three-body problem, the restricted three-body problem together with regularization and stability analysis. The main portion of the report develops the Hamilton-Jacobi theory and applies it to develop Lagrange's and Gauss' planetary equations. The oblate earth potential is developed and the secular equation solved. Effect of small thrust, drag, lunar-solar gravitational and solar radiation perturbations are developed mathematically and the effects discussed. Von Zeipel's method for the solution of nonlinear equations is developed and used to solve Duffing's equation as an example. Special perturbations are discussed along with errors due to numerical integration and Encke's method is used to obtain approximate analytical results for the motion of stationary satellites. Finally a complete discussion of coordinate systems, time scale and astronomical constants are given. The report ends with a detailed discussion of the shape of the earth. Two appendices briefly cover numerical integration and a review of Lagrangian mechanics. (Author).

Spacecraft Formation Flying

Spacecraft Formation Flying Book
Author : Kyle Alfriend,Srinivas Rao Vadali,Pini Gurfil,Jonathan How,Louis Breger
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2009-11-16
ISBN : 9780080559650
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Space agencies are now realizing that much of what has previously been achieved using hugely complex and costly single platform projects—large unmanned and manned satellites (including the present International Space Station)—can be replaced by a number of smaller satellites networked together. The key challenge of this approach, namely ensuring the proper formation flying of multiple craft, is the topic of this second volume in Elsevier’s Astrodynamics Series, Spacecraft Formation Flying: Dynamics, control and navigation. In this unique text, authors Alfriend et al. provide a coherent discussion of spacecraft relative motion, both in the unperturbed and perturbed settings, explain the main control approaches for regulating relative satellite dynamics, using both impulsive and continuous maneuvers, and present the main constituents required for relative navigation. The early chapters provide a foundation upon which later discussions are built, making this a complete, standalone offering. Intended for graduate students, professors and academic researchers in the fields of aerospace and mechanical engineering, mathematics, astronomy and astrophysics, Spacecraft Formation Flying is a technical yet accessible, forward-thinking guide to this critical area of astrodynamics. The first book dedicated to spacecraft formation flying, written by leading researchers and professors in the field Develops the theory from an astrodynamical viewpoint, emphasizing modeling, control and navigation of formation flying satellites on Earth orbits Examples used to illustrate the main developments, with a sample simulation of a formation flying mission included to illustrate high fidelity modeling, control and relative navigation

Astrodynamics

Astrodynamics Book
Author : Jean De La Fontaine
Publisher :
Release : 2004
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Astrodynamics 2001

Astrodynamics 2001 Book
Author : David Bradley Spencer,George W. Morganthaler,Arun Kumar Misra
Publisher : Univelt
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780877034889
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The four-day Quebec City conference in 2001 of some 200 registrants featured approximately 157 papers under topics such as libration point, attitude determination, GEO collocation, orbit determination, constellations and clusters, Mars missions, debris and collision avoidance, neutral density, formation flying, low- thrust trajectory optimization, and relative motion and rendezvous. Chronological and author indexes are appended to the third volume. These papers are not thoroughly peer-reviewed by session chairs or the editors, authors being responsible for technical accuracy. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

New Trends in Astrodynamics and Applications III

New Trends in Astrodynamics and Applications III Book
Author : Edward Belbruno
Publisher : Amer Inst of Physics
Release : 2007-03-09
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book contains peer-reviewed papers from New Trends in Astrodynamics and Applications III, an international conference, held in August 2006 in Princeton, NJ. This conference presented current research in the field of astrodynamics with a special emphasis on the use of the methods of chaos theory and dynamical systems to find low energy trajectories. The volume provides applications to current and future space missions and dynamical astronomy.

Introduction to Modern Optics

Introduction to Modern Optics Book
Author : Grant R. Fowles
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2012-04-25
ISBN : 048613492X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A complete basic undergraduate course in modern optics for students in physics, technology, and engineering. The first half deals with classical physical optics; the second, quantum nature of light. Solutions.