The course focuses on the dynamics modeling, navigation and control of satellites flying in formations.

Summary of topics:

Testbeds

Summary of topics:

## Introduction

Organization of

the Course

Examples of

formations

Past and future

missions

## Formation Dynamics

Fundamentals of

astrodynamics, relative Motion

Relative Motion,

circular reference orbit: special trajectories

Relative Motion,

elliptic reference orbit, perturbed dynamics

Nonlinear

relative motion and periodicity;

Differential

orbital elements

Relative

Attitude dynamics: fundamentals

## Formation Control

Impulsive

strategies

LQR - concepts

and proof

LQR - example of

application

Lyapunov;

Simulink models.

Discrete LQR,

PWM

Linear

Programming

Model Predictive

Control

Actuators

## Formation Navigation

Linear Kalman

Filter, concept, proof

Linear Kalman

filter, application to the formation

Extended Kalman

filter

Visual

navigation

Collision

avoidance strategies

## Side topics

Swarms of

satellites

Testbeds

- Teacher: MARCO SABATINI