Detection of Orbital Debris Collision Risks for the Automated Transfer VehicleIn this paper, we present a general collision risk assessment method, which has been applied through numerical simulations to the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) case. During ATV ascent towards the International Space Station, close approaches between the ATV and objects of the USSTRACOM catalog will be monitored through collision rosk assessment. Usually, collision risk assessment relies on an exclusion volume or a probability threshold method. Probability methods are more effective than exclusion volumes but require accurate covariance data. In this work, we propose to use a criterion defined by an adaptive exclusion area. This criterion does not require any probability calculation but is more effective than exclusion volume methods as demonstrated by our numerical experiments. The results of these studies, when confirmed and finalized, will be used for the ATV operations.
Peret, L. (Atos Origin S.A. Labege, France)
Legendre, P. (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
Delavault, S. (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
Martin, T. (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
August 24, 2013
September 24, 2007
Publication: Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics