Automated Rendezvous and Docking of Spacecraft by Wigbert FehseAutomated Rendezvous and Docking of Spacecraft by Wigbert Fehse

Automated Rendezvous and Docking of Spacecraft

byWigbert Fehse

Paperback | November 6, 2008

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This definitive reference for space engineers provides an overview of the major issues governing approach and mating strategies, and system concepts for rendezvous & docking/berthing (RVD/B). These concerns are addressed and explained in a way that aerospace engineers, students and even newcomers to the field can acquire a basic understanding of RVD/B.
Title:Automated Rendezvous and Docking of SpacecraftFormat:PaperbackDimensions:516 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.02 inPublished:November 6, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521089867

ISBN - 13:9780521089869


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The phases of a rendezvous mission; 3. Orbit dynamics and trajectory elements; 4. Approach safety and collision avoidance; 5. The drivers for the approach strategy; 6. The onboard rendezvous control strategy; 7. Sensors for rendezvous navigation; 8. Mating systems; 9. Space- and ground-system setup; 10. Verification and validation; Appendix A. Motion dynamics; Appendix B. Rendezvous strategies of existing vehicles; Appendix C. Rendezvous vehicles of the ISS scenario; Appendix D. Nomenclature.

Editorial Reviews

"This book is described as being the definitive reference for space engineers on all issues related to rendevous and docking of spacecraft, and I would tend to agree. It draws together a wealth of information on the subject, from basic principles through to detailed examples." Aeronautical Journal, Dr. Peter Roberts, Cranfield University