GPS Sensing for Formation Flying Spacecraft

"Virtual Platform" for Space Science in Low Earth Orbit

Faculty Contact: Jonathan How

This on-going project is focused on developing the technologies to support formation flying spacecraft in LEO. This includes:

  1. The development of relative navigation algorithms using carrier-phase Differential GPS
  2. Formation flying control algorithms
  3. Techniques for enhancing the autonomy of the formation control systems

The overall approach is based on the following key points:

Various missions are under development to validate these points,
including the Orion Microsatellite Mission

Other Links:

Other Pages related to space-borne GPS

Back to: Formation Flying Spacecraft

November 30, 2002