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Dynamics and control of space systems by tether

Grant number: 17/04643-4
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: September 01, 2017 - August 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Aerospace Engineering
Principal Investigator:Denilson Paulo Souza dos Santos
Grantee:Denilson Paulo Souza dos Santos
Home Institution: Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus Experimental São João da Boa Vista. São João da Boa Vista , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Antônio Fernando Bertachini de Almeida Prado ; Jorge Kennety Silva Formiga ; Rita de Cássia Domingos


The evolution of space missions and their systems has been driving innovations and the creation of ideas and new technologies for decades. The search for innovative solutions that combine the optimization of resources and materials guide the recent research in the space field. The systems formed by several bodies connected by cables (Tether Systems) are an innovative idea and can be the solution for the reduction of costs in space missions, being one of the concepts that have the potential to fulfill the goal of efficient transportation in space. In this work, will be discussed the structures connected by cables, their viability, the rotational dynamics and the behavior of the system in space environments, stability and control systems. We will create models that simulate and explain the dynamics of the object and will analyze the main parameters of the systems that use this dynamic. (AU)

Scientific publications
(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)
SILVA FORMIGA, JORGE KENNETY; SOUZA DOS SANTOS, DENILSON PAULO; FIORE, FABIANA A.; DE MORAES, RODOLPHO VILHENA; PRADO, ANTONIO FERNANDO BERTACHINI A. Study of collision probability considering a non-uniform cloud of space debris. COMPUTATIONAL & APPLIED MATHEMATICS, v. 39, n. 1 NOV 12 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
FERREIRA, ALESSANDRA F. S.; PRADO, ANTONIO F. B. A.; WINTER, OTHON C.; SANTOS, DENILSON P. S. Analytical study of the powered Swing-By maneuver for elliptical systems and analysis of its efficiency. ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE, v. 363, n. 7 JUL 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
FERREIRA, ALESSANDRA F. S.; PRADO, ANTONIO F. B. A.; WINTER, OTHON C.; SANTOS, DENILSON P. S. Analytical study of the swing-by maneuver in an elliptical system. ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE, v. 363, n. 2 FEB 2018. Web of Science Citations: 7.

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