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Solar sail equilibria in the elliptical restricted three-body problem

Baoyin, Hexi and McInnes, Colin (2006) Solar sail equilibria in the elliptical restricted three-body problem. Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 29 (3). pp. 538-543. ISSN 0731-5090

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Abstract

The existence and dynamical properties of artificial equilibria for solar sails in the elliptical restricted threebody problem is investigated.We show that planar two-dimensional equilibrium curves exist, embedded in threedimensional space, in a nonuniformly rotating, pulsating coordinate system. However, due to the stretching of the system plane coordinates and unstretching of the out-of-plane coordinate, the equilibrium surfaces do not exist in the three-dimensional elliptical restricted three-body system. Control in the neighborhood of an equilibrium point is investigated through a pole assignment scheme. This permits practical out-of-plane equilibria in elliptical three-body systems with small eccentricity.

Item type: Article
ID code: 5435
Keywords: solar sails, control systems, dynamic systems, equilibrium curves, pole assignment scheme, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics, Applied Mathematics, Control and Systems Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Space and Planetary Science, Aerospace Engineering
Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Technology > Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2008
Last modified: 26 Mar 2015 22:20
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5435

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