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van Woerkom, P.T.L.M. (author)
For the simulation of rigid spacecraft manipulator dynamics there exists efficient recursive software. Extension of this software for the simulation of flexible spacecraft-manipulator dynamics would have important advantages. In this paper the method of Equivalent Flexibility Modelling (EFM) is outlined. Each flexible body is re-modelled as a...
report 1989
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van Woerkom, P.T.L.M. (author), Guelman, M. (author)
Four well-known formalisms for mathematical modelling of the dynamics of a spacecraft/manipulator system are derived from the unifying d'Alembert principle. The Newton-Euler formalism is discussed in more detail, as it allows efficient numerical simulation. An algorithm is defined for the control of the manipulator end-effector motion in...
report 1987
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van Woerkom, P.T.L.M. (author)
Mathematical models of the dynamics of spacecraft are needed to carry out numerical simulations, to gain insight into the characteristics of the spacecraft dynamics, and to synthesize control algorithms suitable for online system Identification, estimation, and control. Increases in size and mechanical complexity of spacecraft result in...
report 1985