Safe and Constrained Rendezvous, Proximity Operations, and Docking

Christopher Petersen, Ryan J. Caverly, Sean Phillips, Avishai Weiss

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Abstract

This tutorial paper discusses the rising need for safe and constrained spacecraft Rendezvous, Proximity Operations, and Docking (RPOD). This class of problems brings with it i) a unique set of equations of motion, ii) a variety of constraints and objectives that are specialized to RPOD, and iii) a number of traditional and current Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) considerations. There are strong connections between the work done in RPOD and a variety of other research domains that have synergistically aided in pushing forward the state-of-the-art. This tutorial paper discusses the above, provides an entry point into the field of spacecraft RPOD, and highlights a selection of open problems that still exist in the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2023 American Control Conference, ACC 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3645-3661
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9798350328066
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event2023 American Control Conference, ACC 2023 - San Diego, United States
Duration: May 31 2023Jun 2 2023

Publication series

Name2023 American Control Conference (ACC)

Conference

Conference2023 American Control Conference, ACC 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period5/31/236/2/23

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 American Automatic Control Council.

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