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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
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2008
    Last modified: 06 Jun 2014 20:20
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5435

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