Dynamics and Control of a Flexible Solar Sail

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Jiafu Liu ; Siyuan Rong ; Fan Shen ; Naigang Cui (2014)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Limited
  • Journal: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, volume 2,014 (issn: 1024-123X, eissn: 1563-5147)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2014/868419
  • Subject: TA1-2040 | Mathematics | Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) | Article Subject | QA1-939
    arxiv: Physics::Space Physics

Solar sail can merely make use of solar radiation pressure (SRP) force as the thrust for space missions. The attitude dynamics is obtained for the highly flexible solar sail with control vanes, sliding masses, and a gimbaled control boom. The vibration equations are de... View more
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