Faculty Advisor

Blandino, John J.

Abstract

The fundamentals of spacecraft formation flying and general orbital mechanics are reviewed. Original formation designs are discussed and analytical models are developed to fully describe the formations. Earth-specific perturbations are investigated and theoretically applied. MATLAB code is included to quickly model variations of the formations.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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