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Decentralized Mean Orbit-Element Formation Guidance, Navigation, and Control: Part 1

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Holzinger, Marcus J.
McMahon, Jay W.
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Decentralized relative formation flight about an estimated weighted mean orbit element formation barycenter is investigated. Consensus over random directed graphs in the presence of time delays is reviewed and applied to the problem. On-orbit spacecraft formations are considered random directed graphs with time delays and agreement over formation parameters is shown. Consensus of formation state estimates and formation barycenter using a distributed formation sensor network is proven. A simulation is described, demonstrating the functionality and applicability of the approach. Conclusions and future work are discussed.
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2012-08
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