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Orbital study of the motion of spacecrafts

Grant number: 11/09310-7
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: January 01, 2012 - December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Aerospace Engineering
Principal Investigator:Antônio Fernando Bertachini de Almeida Prado
Grantee:Antônio Fernando Bertachini de Almeida Prado
Home Institution: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The main goal of the present proposal is to continue the study of the methods used in the calculation of optimal space trajectories, from the point of view of minimum fuel consumption for a spacecraft to travel between two given orbits. Several choices for the dynamics, controller and optimization techniques will be considered. Classical methods (Hohmann transfer, bi-elliptical transfer, etc...) and modern methods (using gravitational capture and swing-bys) will be studied. It is a continuation of the research that the proponent developed during his master at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais - INPE (Brazil, 1987-1989); training at the International Space University (France, 1989); Ph.D. at The Universidade of Texas (USA, 1990-1993), professor at the Mecânica Espacial e Controle graduate school at Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais - INPE (Brazil, 1994-presente), researcher for CNPq (from august 1995 to the present time), proponent of a Jovem-Pesquisador-FAPESP from june-1996 to june-2000 (process 95/09290-1) and in several regular research project from FAPESP. There are many goals that this project is willing to reach. The main one is the realization of new and original research to generalize and/or amplify existent results and to develop new methods. In this task, many graduate and undergraduate students are already involved. (AU)

Scientific publications (12)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DOMINGOS, R. C.; DE ALMEIDA PRADO, A. F. B.; VILHENA DE MORAES, R. A study of the errors of the averaged models in the restricted three-body problem in a short time scale. COMPUTATIONAL & APPLIED MATHEMATICS, v. 34, n. 2, p. 507-520, JUL 2015. Web of Science Citations: 3.
PRADO, A. F. B. A.; GOMES, V. M. Searching for capture and escape trajectories around Jupiter using its Galilean satellites. COMPUTATIONAL & APPLIED MATHEMATICS, v. 34, n. 2, p. 451-460, JUL 2015. Web of Science Citations: 1.
VENDITTI, FLAVIANE C. F.; PRADO, ANTONIO F. B. A. Mapping Orbits regarding Perturbations due to the Gravitational Field of a Cube. MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING, 2015. Web of Science Citations: 2.
SANCHEZ, DIOGO M.; PRADO, ANTONIO F. B. A.; YOKOYAMA, TADASHI. On the effects of each term of the geopotential perturbation along the time I: Quasi-circular orbits. Advances in Space Research, v. 54, n. 6, p. 1008-1018, SEP 15 2014. Web of Science Citations: 19.
PRADO, ANTONIO F. B. A. Mapping orbits around the asteroid 2001SN(263). Advances in Space Research, v. 53, n. 5, p. 877-889, MAR 1 2014. Web of Science Citations: 24.
CARVALHO, J. P. S.; DE MORAES, R. VILHENA; PRADO, A. F. B. A. Searching Less Perturbed Circular Orbits for a Spacecraft Travelling around Europa. MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING, 2014. Web of Science Citations: 7.
DOMINGOS, R. C.; PRADO, A. F. B. A.; GOMES, V. M. Effects of the Eccentricity of a Perturbing Third Body on the Orbital Correction Maneuvers of a Spacecraft. MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING, 2014. Web of Science Citations: 3.
DOMINGOS, R. C.; BERTACHINI DE ALMEIDA PRADO, A. F.; DE MORAES, R. VILHENA. A Study of Single- and Double-Averaged Second-Order Models to Evaluate Third-Body Perturbation Considering Elliptic Orbits for the Perturbing Body. MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING, 2013. Web of Science Citations: 7.
DOS SANTOS CARVALHO, JEAN PAULO; DE MORAES, RODOLPHO VILHENA; BERTACHINI DE ALMEIDA PRADO, ANTONIO FERNANDO. Dynamics of Artificial Satellites around Europa. MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING, 2013. Web of Science Citations: 6.
GOMES, VIVIAN MARTINS; BERTACHINI DE ALMEIDA PRADO, ANTONIO FERNANDO; GOLEBIEWSKA, JUSTYNA. Dynamics of Space Particles and Spacecrafts Passing by the Atmosphere of the Earth. SCIENTIFIC WORLD JOURNAL, 2013. Web of Science Citations: 10.
SOUZA DOS SANTOS, DENILSON PAULO; BERTACHINI DE ALMEIDA PRADO, ANTONIO FERNANDO; ROCCO, EVANDRO MARCONI. The Study of the Asymmetric Multiple Encounters Problem and Its Application to Obtain Jupiter Gravity Assisted Maneuvers. MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING, 2013. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CARVALHO, J. P. S.; MOURAO, D. C.; ELIPE, A.; DE MORAES, R. VILHENA; PRADO, A. F. B. A. FROZEN ORBITS AROUND EUROPA. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIFURCATION AND CHAOS, v. 22, n. 10 OCT 2012. Web of Science Citations: 8.

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