GPS Sensing for Formation Flying Spacecraft

Faculty Contact: Jonathan How

The formation flying applications of interest:

Separated Spacecraft Interferometry Mission
(Older 2D testbed at Stanford)
Virtual Platform for Space Science in Low Earth Orbit. Also see (ORION)
(An ongoing project at MIT)
GPS - Formation Flying Blimps
(Older research on a 3D testbed developed at Stanford)
GPS - "Formation Flying" Trucks
(A more recent 2D testbed at MIT)

Note: Much of our work is related to the Distributed Satellite Systems effort at NASA GSFC.
That was described in detail in a recent GPSWorld article by Leitner, Bauer, Carpenter, Moreau, and How

Click here to see a list of papers of interest

Last updated November 30, 2002