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Title: Attitude Control Analysis for Time-Constrained Electric Orbit-Raising
Authors: Tifft, William L.
Advisors: Kasdin, N. Jeremy
Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Class Year: 2013
Abstract: In this report, we consider part of the orbit-raising problem with all-electric satellites. Given an orbit-raising trajectory and its associated thrust profile, we analyze the orientation of the satellite to maximize the incident power and minimize the thrust necessary in the body directions to match the thrust profile. We also consider different starting orbits and identify satellite orientation profiles that will achieve these goals for satellites being deployed in Geostationary Earth orbit (GEO).
Extent: 20 pages
Access Restrictions: Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1924-2016

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