AstroNet-II

The Astrodynamics Network

Publications and Preprints

[1]   E.M. Alessi, G. Gómez, J.J. Masdemont: "A Methodology for the Computation of Constrained Orbits and its Application to the Design of Solar System Trajectories".  To appear in Journal of the Astronautical Sciences (2013). Preprint.
[2]   A. Caubet, J.D. Biggs: An efficient, singularity free attitude controller on SO(3). Preprint.
[3] A. Caubet, J.D. Biggs: Design of an Attitude Stabilization Electromagnetic Module for Detumbling Uncooperative Targets (2013).
[4]   R. Calleja, A. Celletti, R. de la Llave.  "Local behavior near quasi-periodic solutions of conformally symplectic systems". J. Dynam. Differential Equations, 25, n. 3, 978-1049 (2013).
[5]   R. Calleja, A. Celletti, R. de la Llave: "A KAM theory for conformally symplectic systems: efficient algorithms and their validation". J. Differential Equations, 255, n. 5, 978-1049 (2013).
[6]   R. Calleja, A. Celletti, C. Falcolini, R. de la Llave: "A partial justification of Greene's criterion for conformally symplectic systems". Submitted (2013).
[7]   M. Ceccaroni, F. Biscani, J. D. Biggs: "Analytical method for perturbed frozen orbit around an Asteroid in highly inhomogeneous gravitational fields: a first approximation". To appear in Journal Solar System Research (2013).
[8]   M. Ceccaroni, J. D. Biggs: "Analytic perturbative theories in highly inhomogeneous gravitational fields". Icarus, 224, Issue 1, 74-85 (2013).
[9]   A. Celletti, C. Lhotka: "Transient times, resonances and drifts of attractors in dissipative rotational dynamics". Submitted (2013).
[10]   A. Giorgilli, U. Locatelli, M. Sansottera: "Improved convergence estimates for the Schoder-Siegel problem". Submitted (2013).
[11] A. Giorgilli, U. Locatelli, M. Sansottera: "On the convergence of an algorithm constructing the normal form for lower dimensional elliptic tori in planetary systems". Submitted (2013).
[12] G. Gómez, E. Barrabés: "Space Manifold Dynamics". Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) Volume 6.119.55: Celestial Mechanics. Eolss Publishers Co Ltd, Vol 6.119.55 (2013).
[13] M.M. Gomroki, O. Tekinalp: "Relative position control of a two-satellite formation using the SDRE control method". Preprint.
[14] N. Lladó, Y. Ren, J.J. Masdemont, G. Gómez: "Capturing small asteroids into Sun-Earth Lagrangian points for mining purposes". To appear in Acta Astronautica (2013). Preprint.
[15] A.J. Maciejewski, M. Przybylska, L. Simpson, W. Szuminski: "Non-integrability of the dumbbell and point mass problem". To appear in Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy (2013).
[16] L. Maurri, F. Bacciotti, L. Podio, J. Eisol, T.P. Ray, R. Mundt, U. Locatelli, D. Coy: "Physical properties of the jet from DG Tauri at sub-arcsecond scales with HST/STIS". Submitted (2012).
[17] S. Mikkola, K.Tanikawa: "Regularizing dynamical problems with the symplectic logarithmic Hamiltonian leapfrog". MNRAS, 430 (4), 2822-2827 (2013). Link.
[18] D. Pérez, G. Gómez, J.J. Masdemont: "Detecting invariant manifolds using hyperbolic Lagrangian structures". Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 145, 867-879 (2012).
[19] C.-L. Prioroc, S.Mikkola. "Simple algorithms for relative motion of satellites". Preprint.
[20] C.L. Prioroc, R.M. Stefanescu, A.M. Stoica: "Attitude and bias determination using adaptative unscented Kalman filtering for ESMO satellite". Preprint (2013).
[21] Y. Ren, J.J. Masdemont, M. Marcote, G. Gómez: "Computation of Analytical Solutions of the Relative Motion About a Keplerian Elliptic Orbit". Acta Astronautica 81, 186-199 (2012). Paper.
[22] F. Salazar, J.J. Masdemont, G. Gómez, E. Macau, O. Winter: "The zero relative radial accelerations along a family of periodic orbits around L4 and L5 in the Earth-Moon system". Preprint.
[23] M. Sansottera, U. Locatelli, A. Giorgilli: "On the stability of the secular evolution of the planar Sun-Jupiter-Saturn-Uranus system". Math. & Comp. in Simulation, 88, 1-14 (2013).
[24] L. Stefanelli, U. Locatelli: "Kolmogorov's normal form for equations of motion with dissipative effects". Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series B, 17, 2561-2593 (2012).
[25] R.M. Stefanescu, C.L. Prioroc, A.M. Stoica: "Weighting matrices determination using pole placement for tracking maneuvers". UPBSci. Bull., Series D, Vol. 75, Iss. 2 (2013). Paper.
[26] L. Yijun, G. Gómez, J.J. Masdemont, T. Guojian: "A note on the dynamics around the L12 Lagrangian points of the Earth-Moon system". Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 145, 893-910 (2012). Paper.
[27] L. Yijun, G. Gómez, J.J. Masdemont, T. Guojian: "A note on the dynamics around the Lagrange collinear points of the Earth-Moon system in a complete Solar System model". Celestial Mechanics & Dynamical Astronomy, 115(2) 185-211 (2012). Paper.
[28] P.J. Llanos, G.R. Hintz, M.W. Lo, J.K. Miller: "Heteroclinic and Homoclinic Connections between the Sun-Earth Triangular Points and Quasi-Satellite Orbits for Solar Observations. Journal of Earth Science and Engineering 3 (2013) 515-526. Paper.
[29] P.J. Llanos, J.K. Miller, G.R. Hintz: Trajectory Dynamics of Gas Molecules and Galaxy Formation (2014). Preprint.
[30] M.M. Gomroki, O. Tekinalp: Relative Position Control of a Two-Satellite Formation Using the SDRE Control Method. 24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Jan. 2014, AAS paper 14-217. Paper.
[31] A. Wittig, P. Di Lizia, R. Armellin, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, K. Makino, M. Berz: Long-Term Nonlinear Propagation of Uncertainties in Perturbed Geocentric Dynamics using Automatic Domain Splitting. 2nd IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, Rome (2014), Advances in the Astronautical Sciences Series, Univelt (in print). Paper.
[32] A. Wittig, P. Di Lizia, R. Armellin, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, K. Makino, M. Berz: An Automatic Domain Splitting Technique to Propagate Uncertainties in Highly Nonlinear Orbital Dynamics. 24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Fe (2014), Advances in the Astronautical Sciences Series, Univelt (in print). Paper.
[33] A. Wittig, R. Armellin, C. Colombo, P. Di Lizia: Long-Term Orbital Propagation through DA Transfer Maps and Averaging Semi-Analytical Approaches. 24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Fe (2014), Advances in the Astronautical Sciences Series, Univelt (in print). Paper.
[34] S. Bucciarelli, M. Ceccaroni, A. Celletti, and G. Pucacco: A qualitative analysis of bifurcations to halo orbits. Submitted to Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society.
[35] R. Paez, C. Efthymiopoulos: Resonant dynamics of trojan exoplanets I: Overview of resonant structure and diffusion. Preprint.
[36] A. Caubet, J.D. Biggs: Design of an Attitude Stabilization Electromagnetic Module for Detumbling Uncooperative Targets. Aerospace Conference, 2014 IEE. 1-8 March 2014, Big Sky, MT, USA. Paper.
[37] A. Caubet, J.D. Biggs: A polynomial shape-based method for optimal attitude motion planning. Preprint.
[38] C.-L. Prioroc, S. Mikkola: Simple algorithms for relative motion of satellites. To appear in New Astronomy.
[39] C.-L. Prioroc, S. Mikkola: Tandem flight of satellites using weak ion thrusters. Preprint.
[40] M. Massari, M. Zamaro: Application of SDRE technique to orbital and attitude control of spacecraft formation flying. Acta Astronautica 94(2014)409–420.

Conference and meeting presentations

[1]   E. Barrabés, L. García-Taberner, G. Gómez: "Transfers from LEOs to GEOs visiting libration points in the Sun-Earth RTBP". New Trends in Dynamical Systems, Salou, Spain, 1-5 October, 2012. Paper.
[2]   E. Barrabés, G. Gómez, J.M. Mondelo, M. Ollé: "Fast numerical computation of Lissajous and quasi-halo libration point trajectories and their invariant manifolds". 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Paper No. IAC-12.C1.6.9. Naples, Italy, 1-5 October 2012. Paper.
[3]   J.D. Biggs: "Quadratic Hamiltonians on non-Euclidean spaces of arbitrary constant cross-sectional curvature with applications to spacecraft attitude motion planning". European Control Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, 17-19 July 2013.
[4]   J.D. Biggs, M. Ceccaroni, C. McInnes: "Perturbed Restricted Few-Body Problems and their Applications". SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utah, USA, 19-23 May 2013.
[5]   J.D. Biggs, C. Maclean, A. Caubet: "Heteroclinic optimal control solutions for attitude motion planning". The Third Australian Control Conference, Perth, November 2013. Paper.
[6]   A. Caubet: "Optimal attitude motion planner for small satellites using a shape-based method". Research Presentation Day, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, June 2013.
[7]   A. Caubet:  "Tumble Stabilization of an Uncooperative Target Using an Electromagnetic Net". IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, USA, 1-8 March 2014 (accepted).
[8]   A. Caubet, J.D. Biggs:  "Optimal Attitude Motion Planner for Large Slew Manoeuvres Using a Shape-Based Method".  AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Boston, USA, 19-22 August 2013. Paper.
[9]   M. Ceccaroni: "Double averaging method for frozen orbits around an inhomogeneous body". First International Conference on Dynamics of Differential Equations, Georgia Institute of technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 15-20 March 2013.
[10] L. García, J.J. Masdemont: "Methodology and estimation costs for proximity maneuvering spacecraft formations in the vicinity of libration points". 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Paper No. IAC-12.C1.6.5. Naples, Italy, 1-5 October 2012. Paper.
[11] G. Gómez, J.J. Masdemont: "Dynamics in Astronomical and Astrodynamical Problems". SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utha, USA, 19-23 May 2013.
[12] G. Gómez, J.J. Masdemont: "Some mass transfer questions in the solar system". Mathematical Models and Methods for Planet Earth. Roma, Italy, 27-29 May 2013. Paper.
[13] E. Iorfida: "Modelling mid-course Corrections of Interplanetary Trajectory". The Sixth International Meeting on Celestial Mechanics (CELMEC VI), San Martino al Cimino, Italy, 2-6 September 2013.
[14] D. Landau, J. Dankanich, N. Strange, J. Bellrose, P.J. Llanos, M. Tantardini: "Trajectory to Nab a NEA (Near Earth-Asteroid)". AAS-AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Kauai, AAS 13-409, 12-14 February 2013. Paper.
[15] N. Lladó, Y. Ren, J.J. Masdemont, G. Gómez: "Capturing small asteroids into Sun-Earth Lagrangian points for mining purposes". 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Paper No. IAC-12.C1.6.7. Naples, Italy, 1-5 October 2012. Paper.
[16] P.J. Llanos, M. Di Domenico, J. Gil-Fernandez: "GNC Technologies for Proximity Operations in Missions to Small Bodies".  GNC/AAS Conference, Breckenridge, USA, AAS 13-092, 1-6 February  2013. Paper.
[17] P.J. Llanos, G.R. Hintz, M.W. Lo, J.K. Miller: "Heteroclinic and Homoclinic Connections between the Triangular Points in the Sun-Earth System and Quasi-Satellite Orbits for Solar Observations". AAS-AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA  AAS 13-786, 10-15 August 2013. Paper.
[18] P.J. Llanos, J.K. Miller, G.R. Hintz: "Mission and Navigation Design of Integrated Trajectories to L4 and L5 in the Sun-Earth System". AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Minneapolis, USA, 13-16 August 2012. Paper.
[19] P.J. Llanos, J.K. Miller, G.R. Hintz: "Comet Thermal Model for Navigation". AAS-AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Kauai, AAS 13-259, 12-14 February 2013. Paper.
[20] P.J. Llanos, J.K. Miller, G.R. Hintz: "L5 Mission Design Targeting Strategy". AAS-AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Kauai, AAS 13-223, 12-14 February 2013. Paper.
[21] J.K. Miller, P.J. Llanos, G.R. Hintz: "Trajectory Dynamics of Gas Molecules and Galaxy Formation". AAS-AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA, AAS 13-863, 10-15 August 2013. Paper.
[22] Z.P. Olikara, J.J. Masdemont, and G. Gómez: "Disposal techniques for spacecraft in libration point orbits". The Sixth International Meeting on Celestial Mechanics (CELMEC VI), San Martino al Cimino, Italy, 2-6 September 2013. Paper.
[23] Z.P. Olikara, J.J. Masdemont, and G. Gómez: "End-of-life disposal of libration point orbit spacecraft". 64th International Astronautical Congress, Paper No. IAC-13.C1.8.2. Beijing, China, 23-17 September 2013. Paper.
[24] M. Ollé, E. Barrabés, G. Gómez, J.M. Mondelo: "Solar System transport in a chain of bicircular models". New Trends in Dynamical Systems, Salou, Spain, 1-5 October 2012.
[25] R.I. Páez:  "Exploring the border of the stability region in the PCR3BP". The Sixth International Meeting on Celestial Mechanics (CELMEC VI), San Martino al Cimino, Italy, 2-6 September 2013.
[26] F. Paita, G. Gómez and J.J. Masdemont: "On the Cucker-Smale flocking model applied to a formation moving in a central force field". The Sixth International Meeting on Celestial Mechanics (CELMEC VI), San Martino al Cimino, Italy, 2-6 September 2013. Paper.
[27] F. Paita, G. Gómez and J.J. Masdemont: "On the Cucker-Smale flocking model applied to a formation moving in a central force field". 64rd International Astronautical Congress. Paper No. IAC-13.C1.3.10. Beijing, China, 23-17 September 2013. Paper.
[28] D. Pérez, G. Gómez, J.J. Masdemont: "Detecting Invariant Manifolds using Hyperbolic Lagrangian Coherent Structures". 1st IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Spacecraft,  Porto, Portugal, 19-21 March 2012. Paper.
[29] D. Pérez, G. Gómez, J.J. Masdemont: "Jet Transport Propagation of Uncertainties for Orbits around the Earth". The Sixth International Meeting on Celestial Mechanics (Celmec VI), San Martino al Cimino, Italy, 2-6 September 2013. Paper.
[30] D. Pérez, J.J. Masdemont and G. Gómez: "Jet Transport Propagation of Uncertainties for Orbits around the Earth". 64th International Astronautical Congress. Paper No. IAC-13.C1.8.10. Beijing, China, 23-17 September 2013. Paper.
[31] A. Prach, O. Tekinalp: "Development of a State Dependent Ricatti Equation Based Tracking Flight Controller for an Unmanned Aircraft", AIAA 2013-5167.  AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Boston, USA, 19-22 August 2013. Paper.
[32] F. Salazar, J.J. Masdemont, G. Gómez, E. Macau, O. Winter: "The zero relative radial accelerations along a family of periodic orbits around L4 and L5 in the Earth-Moon system". XII Workshop de Computa?ao Aplicada - WORCAP 2012.  Sao Jose dos Campos, Brasil, 30 October 2012.
[33] F. Salazar, J.J. Masdemont, G. Gómez, E. Macau, O. Winter: "The zero, minimum and maximum relative radial accelerations along a family of periodic orbits around L4 and L5 in the Earth-Moon system". 7th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying.  Lisbon, Portugal 13-15 March 2013.
[34] B. Stewart, P. Palmer, M. Roberts: "Constant Sun Angle Solar Sail Trajectories". SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utah, USA, 19-23 May 2013.
[35] O. Tekinalp, O. Atas: "Attitude Control of Satellites with De-Orbiting Solar Sails". Recent Advances in Space Technology (RAST 2013), Istanbul, Turkey, 12-14 June 2013. Paper.
[36] F. Topputo, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, G. Mingotti, R. Zhang: "Attainable sets, fast numerical approximation of invariant manifolds and applications". SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utah, USA, 19-23 May 2013.
[37] M. Zamaro: "Non-Keplerian Orbits in the Mars-Phobos System". SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utah, USA, 19-23 May, 2013.
[38] M. Zamaro: "Non-Keplerian Orbits in the Mars-Phobos System". Research Presentation Day, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, June 2013.
[39] P.J. Llanos, J.K. Miller, G.R.Hintz: "Orbital Evolution and Environmental Analysis Around Asteroid 2008 EV5", Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico, AAS-14-360, 2014. Paper.
[40] A. Wittig: Long-Term Nonlinear Propagation of Uncertainties in Perturbed Geocentric Dynamics using Automatic Domain Splitting. 2nd IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems. March 24-26, 2014, Roma, Italy.
[41] A. Wittig: An Automatic Domain Splitting Technique to Propagate Uncertainties in Highly Nonlinear Orbital Dynamics. 24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting. Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 26-30, 2014.
[42] A. Wittig: Long-Term Orbital Propagation through DA Transfer Maps and Averaging Semi-Analytical Approaches. 24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting. Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 26-30, 2014.
[43] A. Wittig: Numerical algorithms in the Levi-Civita field. 13th International Conference in p-Adic Functional Analysis, Paderborn, Germany (August 2014).
[44] A. Wittig: Density Of High Area-To-Mass Objects In Geostationary And Medium Earth Orbits Through Semi-Analytical Equations And Differential Algebra. 65th International Astronautical Congress (September 2014).
[45] A. Wittig: Computation of Weakly Stable Structures in the Restricted Three-Body Problem using Differential Algebra Techniques. 65th International Astronautical Congress (September 2014)
[46] A. Wittig: From Particle Accelerators to Celestial Dynamics: An Introduction to Differential Algebra. International workshop on Key Topics in Orbit Propagation Applied to Space Situational Awareness, Logrono, Spain, 23- 25 April, 2014.
[47] A. Turconi, P. Palmer, M. Roberts: Autonomous guidance and control in the proximity of asteroids using a simple model of the gravitational potential. IAA-AAS-DyCoSS2-14-02-01. Paper.
[48] E. Iorfida. P. Palmer, M.Roberts: Modeling mid-course corrections for optimality conditions along interplanetary transfers. ICNPAA Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences. Narvik, Norway, 15-19 July 2014.
[49] C.-L. Prioroc, J. Biggs: Low thrust formation flying in Earth-Sun L1 and L2 halo orbits. ICNPAA Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences. Narvik, Norway, 15-19 July 2014.
[50] F. Paita, J.J. Masdemont, G. Gómez: A distributed attitude control law for spacecrafts belonging to a formation. ICNPAA Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences. Narvik, Norway, 15-19 July 2014.
[51] M.Zamaro, J. Biggs: Dynamical Systems Techniques for Designing Libration Point Orbits in Proximity of Highly-Inhomogeneous Planetary Satellites: Application to the Mars-Phobos Three-Body Problem with Additional Gravity Harmonics. ICNPAA Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences. Narvik, Norway, 15-19 July 2014.
[52] R.I. Páez: Exploring the marginal stability region in the Planar Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem. ICNPAA Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences. Narvik, Norway, 15-19 July 2014.[53] A. Turconi, P. Palmer, M. Roberts: Efficient modelling of small bodies gravitational potential for autonomous operations.ICNPAA Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences. Narvik, Norway, 15-19 July 2014.
[54] M. Ceccaroni, S. Bucciarelli, A. Celletti: Numerical Methods for accurate estimates of Halo orbits bifurcation value. ICNPAA Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences. Narvik, Norway, 15-19 July 2014.
[55] D. Pagnozzi, J. Biggs: Analysis of an orbiting three-rigid-body system. ICNPAA Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences. Narvik, Norway, 15-19 July 2014.
[56] D. Pérez, J.J. Masdemont, G. Gómez: The Jet Transport applied to the detection of Lagrangian Coherent Structures. ICNPAA Congress: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences. Narvik, Norway, 15-19 July 2014.