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Study of the safety strategies for the Rendezvous and Docking operations of a small satellite with a target vehicles


Reference persons FABRIZIO STESINA

Research Groups 22-Progetto e sviluppo di sistemi e tecnologie aerospaziali

Description Define and verify through analysis the safety strategy to be implemented in a mission of a small satellite involved in proximity operations and rendezvous and docking manoeuvres with a collaborative operative spacecraft.
Main points:
Analysis of state of the art and definition of the system requirements
Definition of the safety strategy for nominal and off-nominal conditions (i.e. system failures or incorrect trajectory or attitude) considering the constraints deriving from the actual small satellite technology
Definition of the mathematical problem and definition of the detailed simulation models, including dynamics and kinematics aspects and uncertainties on the system elements. Reference software Matlab and, in case, STK.
Building of an advanced simulation environment that enables the assessment of the system performance and the verification of the requirements
Identification of the best strategies for nominal and off-nominal conditions

Note: the thesis is carried out in the framework of the SROC project funded by the European Space Agency

Required skills Space Systems, Satellites dynamics and controls, trajectory analysis.

Deadline 23/02/2022      PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA

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