Satellite Collision Awareness and Avoidance

Elad Denenberg
Work towards Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Pini Gurfil
Technion Autonomous Systems Program
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Spacecraft formation and cluster flight control have seen growing interest in the last decade. However, the problem of finding the optimal debris collision avoidance maneuver for a member of a cluster has received little attention. Our work explores novel optimization methods supporting the calculation of a debris evasive maneuver for a satellite which is a member of a cluster. These include an improvement to the calculation of Time of Closest Approach (TCA), a new method for calculating the maximum distance between orbiting objects and improvements to the calculation of optimal debris avoidance maneuvers.

The talk will be given in English

Wed, 06-07-2016, 16:30 (Gathering at 16:00)

Classroom 165, ground floor, Library, Aerospace Eng.

Light refreshments will be served before the lecture

Satellite Collision Awareness and Avoidance