Low-Thrust Transfer Design of Low-Observable Geostationary Earth Orbit Satellite

Bing Hua, Zhujun Shao
2015 International Journal of Aerospace Engineering  
With radar and surface-to-air missiles posing an increasing threat to on-orbit spacecraft, low-observable satellites play an important role in low-thrust transfers. This paper presents the design for a low-thrust geostationary earth orbit (GEO) transfer control strategy which takes into consideration the low-observable constraint and discusses Earth shadow and perturbation. A control parameter optimization addresses the orbit transfer problem, and five thrust modes are used. Simulation results
more » ... Simulation results show that the method outlined in this paper is simple and feasible and results in reduced transfer time with a small amount of calculation. The method therefore offers a useful reference for low-thrust GEO transfer design.
doi:10.1155/2015/439815 fatcat:fr4ze6xt5zhopfklwpixqk4fui