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Title: A comparative study of velocity increment generation between the rigid body and flexible models of MMET

The motorized momentum exchange tether (MMET) is capable of generating useful velocity increments through spin–orbit coupling. This study presents a comparative study of the velocity increments between the rigid body and flexible models of MMET. The equations of motions of both models in the time domain are transformed into a function of true anomaly. The equations of motion are integrated, and the responses in terms of the velocity increment of the rigid body and flexible models are compared and analysed. Results show that the initial conditions, eccentricity, and flexibility of the tether have significant effects on the velocity increments of the tether.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. School of Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang (Malaysia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22494571
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1705; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 1. conference on progress in applied mathematics in science and engineering (PIAMSE) 2015, Bali (Indonesia), 29 Sep - 1 Oct 2015; Other Information: (c) 2016 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; EQUATIONS OF MOTION; FLEXIBILITY; FUNCTIONS; L-S COUPLING; VELOCITY