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Title: An optimization method for nano-satellite and pico-satellite separation through a two mass-one spring system
Authors: Lau, Zirui
Low, Kay Soon
Goh, Shu Ting
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering::Satellite telecommunication
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Goh, S. T., Lau, Z. R., & Low, K. S. (2014). An optimization method for nano-satellite and pico-satellite separation through a two mass-one spring system. Advances in the astronautical sciences, 150, 723-732.
Conference: 2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013
Abstract: This paper studies the picosatellite ejection system from a nanosatellite, using one spring two mass ejection model. It is desired that both satellites maintain a long communication time after separation though they do not carry propulsion system. Moreover, the picosatellite is required to return to nanosatellite communication range in a given time period. The dynamic motion of the ejection system has been derived. The impact of ejection location, force and direction on the communication and separation time is studied. Results show that a continuous satellite communication could be maintained if the picosatellite is ejected in perpendicular to the flight path direction. However, the possible collision between the two satellites is to be taken into consideration.
Schools: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
Rights: © 2014 American Astronautical Society. This paper was published in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of American Astronautical Society. The paper can be found at the following official URL: []. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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