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Title: Connection stiffness and dynamical docking process of flux pinned spacecraft modules

This paper describes a novel kind of potential flux pinned docking system that consists of guidance navigation and control system, the traditional extrusion type propulsion system, and a flux pinned docking interface. Because of characteristics of passive stability of flux pinning, the docking control strategy of flux pinned docking system only needs a series of sequential control rather than necessary active feedback control, as well as avoidance of hazardous collision accident. The flux pinned force between YBaCuO (YBCO) high temperature superconductor bulk and permanent magnet is able to be given vent based on the identical current loop model and improved image dipole model, which can be validated experimentally. Thus, the connection stiffness between two flux pinned spacecraft modules can be calculated based on Hooke's law. This connection stiffness matrix at the equilibrium position has the positive definite performance, which can validate the passively stable connection of two flux pinned spacecraft modules theoretically. Furthermore, the relative orbital dynamical equation of two flux pinned spacecraft modules can be established based on Clohessy-Wiltshire's equations and improved image dipole model. The dynamical docking process between two flux pinned spacecraft modules can be obtained by way of numerical simulation, which suggests the feasibility of fluxmore » pinned docking system.« less
Authors:
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  1. School of Mechatronics Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150001 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22278067
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 42 ENGINEERING; BARIUM OXIDES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CONTROL SYSTEMS; COPPER OXIDES; DIPOLES; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; FEEDBACK; FLEXIBILITY; HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTORS; HOOKE LAW; INTERFACES; MAGNETIC FLUX; PERMANENT MAGNETS; PROPULSION; PROPULSION SYSTEMS; SPACE VEHICLES; YTTRIUM OXIDES