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Advances in Spacecraft Technologies

The development and launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik more than five decades ago propelled both the scientific and engineering communities to new heights as they worked together to develop novel solutions to the challenges of spacecraft system design. This symbiotic relationship has brought significant technological advances that have enabled the design of systems that can withstand the rigors of space while providing valuable space-based services. With its 26 chapters divided into three sections, this book brings together critical contributions from renowned international researchers to provide an outstanding survey of recent advances in spacecraft technologies. The first section includes nine chapters that focus on innovative hardware technologies while the next section is comprised of seven chapters that center on cutting-edge state estimation techniques. The final section contains eleven chapters that present a series of novel control methods for spacecraft orbit and attitude control.

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Advances in Spacecraft TechnologiesEdited by Jason Hall

Published: February 14th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/568

ISBN: 978-953-307-551-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5973-5

Copyright year: 2011

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86466 Total Chapter Downloads

77 Crossref Citations

121 Web of Science Citations

147 Dimensions Citations


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1. Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation System Construction for Spacecraft On-Orbit Docking Dynamics, Ideas, Procedural and Validation

By Tongli Chang


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2. Solar Sailing: Applications and Technology Advancement

By Malcolm Macdonald


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3. Measurements and Characterization of Ultra Wideband Propagation within Spacecrafts--Proposal of Wireless Transmission for Replacing Wired Interface Buses

By Akihisa Matsubara, Atsushi Tomiki, Tomoaki Toda and Takehiko Kobayashi


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4. Lubrication of Attitude Control Systems

By Sathyan Krishnan, Sang-Heon Lee, Hung-Yao Hsu and Gopinath Konchady


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5. Development of Optoelectronic Sensors and Transceivers for Spacecraft Applications

By José M. Sánchez-Pena, Carlos Marcos, Alberto Carrasco, Ricardo Vergaz and Ramón Zaera


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6. Electric Propulsion Subsystem Architecture for an All-Electric Spacecraft

By Michele Coletti, Angelo Grubisic, Cheryl Collingwood and Stephen Gabriel


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7. Green Propellants Based on Ammonium Dinitramide (ADN)

By Anders Larsson and Niklas Wingborg


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8. Use of Space Thermal Factors by Spacecraft

By Nikolay Semena


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9. The Mechanics Analysis of Desquamation for Thermal Protection System (TPS) Tiles of Spacecraft

By Zhang Taihua, Meng Xianhong and Zhang Xing


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10. Unscented Kalman Filtering for Hybrid Estimation of Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Rate Sensor Alignment

By Hyun-Sam Myung, Ki-Lyuk Yong and Hyo-Choong Bang


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11. Fault-Tolerant Attitude Estimation for Satellite Using Federated Unscented Kalman Filter

By Jonghee Bae, Seungho Yoon and Youdan Kim


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12. Nonlinear Electrodynamics: Alternative Field Theory for Featuring Photon Propagation Over Weak Background Electromagnetic Fields and what Earth Receivers Read off Radio Signals from Interplanetary Spacecraft Transponders

By Herman J. Mosquera Cuesta


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13. Detection and Estimation Satellite Attitude Jitter Using Remote Sensing Imagery

By Akira Iwasaki


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14. Gas-Kinetic Unified Algorithm for Re-Entering Complex Problems Covering Various Flow Regimes by Solving Boltzmann Model Equation

By Zhi-Hui Li


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15. Aerodynamic Disturbance Force and Torque Estimation for Spacecraft and Simple Shapes Using Finite Plate Elements – Part I: Drag Coefficient

By Charles Reynerson


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16. State Feature Extraction and Relative Navigation Algorithms for Spacecraft

By Kezhao Li, Qin Zhang and Jianping Yuan


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17. Inertia-Independent Generalized Dynamic Inversion Control of Spacecraft Attitude Maneuvers

By Abdulrahman Bajodah


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18. Tracking Control of Spacecraft by Dynamic Output Feedback - Passivity-Based Approach

By Yuichi Ikeda, Takashi Kida and Tomoyuki Nagashio


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19. Linear Differential Games and High Precision Attitude Stabilization of Spacecrafts with Large Flexible Elements

By Georgi V. Smirnov, Anna D. Guerman and Susana Dias


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20. Advanced Attitude and Position MIMO Robust Control Strategies for Telescope-Type Spacecraft with Large Flexible Appendages

By Mario Garcia-Sanz, Irene Eguinoa and Marta Barreras


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21. Fuzzy attitude control of flexible multi-body spacecraft

By Siliang Yang and Jianli Qin


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22. Applications of Optimal Trajectory Planning and Invariant Manifold Based Control for Robotic Systems in Space

By Ka Wai Lee, Hirohisa Kojima and Pavel M. Trivailo


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23. Optimal Control Techniques for Spacecraft Attitude Maneuvers

By Shifeng Zhang, Shan Qian and Lijun Zhang


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24. Modelling and Control of Space Vehicles with Fuel Slosh Dynamics

By Mahmut Reyhanoglu


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25. Synchronization of Target Tracking Cascaded Leader-Follower Spacecraft Formation

By Rune Schlanbusch and Per Johan Nicklasson


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26. Rendezvous between Two Active Spacecraft with Continuous Low Thrust

By Yechiel Crispin and Dongeun Seo


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