Analytical modeling of the solar radiation pressure by canonical methods

Nir Vegh
Work towards MSc degree under the supervision of Dr. Vladimir Martinusi & Prof. Pini Gurfil (Technion)
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

The goal of this work is to formulate an explicit analytical solution that approximates the SRP perturbed motion. The method of solution starts with embedding the non-conservative motion within an extended conservative system, followed by using canonical perturbation mitigation methods. The proposed method is entirely canonical and is following the Lie-Deprit-Hori perturbation paradigm. The computations given are carried out for the first-order approximation. Providing such analytical propagator reveals qualitative, as well as quantitative insights, regarding the short-term and long-term effect of the SRP upon a solar-sailing spacecraft. As practical outcome, we present an analytic orbit propagator for interplanetary orbits (Earth to Mars travel) with a relevant solar radiation pressure influence.

The talk will be given in English

Mon, 16-05-2022, 13:30-14:30 (13:30)

Classroom 240, second floor, Aerospace Eng. & https://technion.zoom.us/j/93117417159

Light refreshments will be served after the lecture at the faculty lounge


Analytical modeling of the solar radiation pressure by canonical methods