CNES Approaching Guidance Experiment within FFIORDThis article outlines the relative orbit control (guidance algorithm and its preliminary performance tests evaluation) that will be tested by the CNES Team on FFIORD (Formation Flying In Orbit Ranging Demonstration) onboard PRISMA mission. After a brief summary of the PRISMA mission context, the paper provides a full description of the rendezvous function involved in the approaching guidance experiment. This FFIORD onboard function is detailed in terms of on-board algorithmic method (basic algorithm and enhanced alternative), sensibility analysis used to construct maneuver plans and preliminary tests results.
Berges, Jean-Claude (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
Cayeux, Philippe (EADS Astrium Ltd. Toulouse, France)
Gaudel-Vacaresse, Angelique (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
Meyssignac, Benoit (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
August 24, 2013
September 24, 2007
Publication: Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics