Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Automation, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (AMEE 2017)

The Navigation Method of Formation Flying Satellites Based on Baseline Information and Pulsars

Authors
Kun Zhao, Muqing Li, L.P. Xu, Jijun Li, Yu Chen
Corresponding Author
Kun Zhao
Available Online September 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/amee-17.2017.38How to use a DOI?
Keywords
formation flying satellites; X-ray pulsars; measurement of inter-satellites baseline UKF filter
Abstract

The method of X-ray pulsar-based navigation can be applied to deep space exploration and earth-orbiting spacecraft navigation for its good performance in reliability and autonomy. But high-precision navigation can be hardly achieved when the input of navigation system is merely the signal of pulsars. It infers the navigation system is hardly meet the requirements of formation flying. Therefore, a new method of formation satellites autonomous navigation is proposed. The novel approach utilizes the pulsars timing observations and the measurement of inter-satellite baseline to determine the states of the satellites in a formation. The model of two satellites formation and three satellites formation is also proposed here. The corresponding unscented Kalman filters (UKF) are designed to estimate the position and velocity of the satellites. The method is performed on Matlab in the case of both two satellites formation and three satellites formation. The results show that the new method is feasible and the navigation accuracy is improved obviously. It infers that the proposed method is significant to the navigation of satellites formation.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Automation, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (AMEE 2017)
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
September 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-393-7
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/amee-17.2017.38How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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