Graduate Student Works
Dr. Riccardo Bevilacqua
A dual quaternion modeling approach is compared to traditional modeling methods for formation flying spacecraft utilized for gravity recovery missions. A modeling method that has traditionally been used for gravity recovery missions is presented which models the motion of two formation flying spacecraft and a test mass. This is followed by the dual quaternion-based formulation for the equations of motion of the twelve degree-of-freedom coupled relative dynamics of formation flying spacecraft and a test mass. Lastly, utilizing data products from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On mission, a comparison of these two modeling methods is presented which proves the advantage of the proposed dual quaternion-based modeling approach.
AIAA/AAS 33rd Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 23-191
Austin, TX, USA
Scholarly Commons Citation
Kinzie, R., Bevilacqua, R., & Dongeun, S. (2023). Dual Quaternion Relative Dynamics for Gravity Recovery Missions. , (). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/student-works/191