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High order transfer maps for perturbed Keplerian motion

Wittig, A and Armellin, R (2015) High order transfer maps for perturbed Keplerian motion Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 122 (4). pp. 333-358.

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The paper presents a new semi-analytical technique for the propagation of near-Earth satellite motion. The approach uses differential algebra techniques to compute the high order expansion of the solution of the system’s ordinary differential equation for one orbital revolution, referred to as the transfer map. Once computed, a single high order transfer map (HOTM) can be reused to map an initial condition, or a set of initial conditions, forward in time for many revolutions. The only limiting factor is that the mapped objects must stay close to the reference orbit such that they remain within the region of validity of the HOTM. The performance of the method is assessed through a set of test cases in which both autonomous and non-autonomous perturbations are considered, including the case of continuously propelled trajectories.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Electronic Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Wittig, A
Armellin, R
Date : 23 August 2015
DOI : 10.1007/s10569-015-9621-8
Copyright Disclaimer : © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords : Orbit propagation, Perturbed Keplerian motion, Differential algebra, High-order transfer map method
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 23 Nov 2016 16:45
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:57

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