Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Advances in Spacecraft Systems and Orbit Determination

Edited by Rushi Ghadawala

Aryavarta Space Organization, India

"Advances in Spacecraft Systems and Orbit Determinations", discusses the development of new technologies and the limitations of the present technology, used for interplanetary missions. Various experts have contributed to develop the bridge between present limitations and technology growth to overcome the limitations. Key features of this book inform us about the orbit determination techniques based on a smooth research based on astrophysics. The book also provides a detailed overview on Spacecraft Systems including reliability of low-cost AOCS, sliding mode controlling and a new view on attitude controller design based on sliding mode, with thrusters. It also provides a technological roadmap for HVAC optimization. The book also gives an excellent overview of resolving the difficulties for interplanetary missions with the comparison of present technologies and new advancements. Overall, this will be very much interesting book to explore the roadmap of technological growth in spacecraft systems.

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Advances in Spacecraft Systems and Orbit DeterminationEdited by Rushi Ghadawala

Published: March 23rd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2408

ISBN: 978-953-51-0380-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6169-1

Copyright year: 2012

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28697 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

16 Web of Science Citations

23 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Middle Atmosphere: Discharge Phenomena

By Cheng Ling Kuo


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2. Physics-Based Control Methods

By T. A. Sands


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3. Spacecraft Relative Orbital Motion

By Daniel Condurache


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4. Research on the Method of Spacecraft Orbit Determination Based the Technology of Dynamic Model Compensation

By Pan Xiaogang, Wang Jiongqi and Zhou Haiyin


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5. Modularity and Reliability in Low Cost AOCSs

By Leonardo M. Reyneri, Danilo Roascio, Claudio Passerone, Stefano Iannone, Juan Carlos de los Rios, Giorgio Capovilla, Antonio Martínez-Álvarez and Jairo Alberto Hurtado


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6. Coordination Control of Distributed Spacecraft System

By Min Hu, Guoqiang Zeng and Hong Yao


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7. Design of Sliding Mode Attitude Control for Communication Spacecraft

By Erkan Abdulhamitbilal and Elbrous M. Jafarov


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8. Adaptive Fuzzy Sliding-Mode Attitude Controller Design for Spacecrafts with Thrusters

By Fu-Kuang Yeh


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9. Design and Optimization of HVAC System of Spacecraft

By Xiangli Li


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10. Autonomous Terrain Classification for Planetary Rover

By Koki Fujita


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11. Resolving the Difficulties Encountered by JPL Interplanetary Robotic Spacecraft in Flight

By Paula S. Morgan


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