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A Study of Selected Aspects of Electromagnetic Formation Flight

dc.contributor.advisorSedwick, Raymonden_US
dc.contributor.authorGardner, Peter Nathanielen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-16T06:30:41Z
dc.date.available2010-01-16T06:30:41Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/9792
dc.description.abstractElectromagnetic Formation Flight (EMFF) is a technique for electromagnetically controlling the relative position and velocity of satellites in close proximity, without using propellant.\nAn optimal design for an EMFF system for clusters of small satellites was calculated. Trends in parameters were identiï¬ ed, taking into account thermal issues.\nA power transfer system, using strongly coupled magnetic resonance, was simulated, using the same coils as the EMFF system. The eï¬ ciencies were calculated for the same parameters.\nA scheme for EMFF control was tested, in which two satellites at a time were active, with their dipoles aligned with each other on-axis. This system was shown to keep clusters of four satellites within speciï¬ ed boundaries.en_US
dc.titleA Study of Selected Aspects of Electromagnetic Formation Flighten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentAerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEngineering, Aerospaceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcontrolen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledelectromagnetic formation flighten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEMFFen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpaired satellitesen_US


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