Riccardo Bevilacqua

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Nomenclature CF compact flash (removable memory drive) COTS commercial off-the-shelf DoF degrees of freedom FOG fiber optic gyro FPGA field programmable gate array GNC guidance, navigation, and control GUI graphical user interface 328 BEVILACQUA ET AL. IP internet protocol (IP address: a unique address that certain electronic devices use to identify and(More)
Satellites' rendezvous and docking is a challenging problem for space exploitation. Saving time, fuel, or any other resource, expressed for example as a combination of the two previous ones, is not a straightforward task if onboard calculation is required to make the control autonomous. A direct method for a rapid generation of near-optimal trajectories of(More)
Keywords: Multiple spacecraft assembly Autonomous control Linear quadratic regulator Artificial potential function Wall-following method Real-time control Laboratory experimentation On-the-ground spacecraft simulation Autonomous on orbit operations Formation flight Spacecraft servicing a b s t r a c t This work introduces a novel control algorithm for close(More)
This paper proposes a solution to the problem of re-phasing circular or low eccentricity orbiting, short-distance spacecraft, by integrating existing analytical guidance solutions based on input-shaping and analytical control techniques for differential drag based on Lyapunov theory. The combined guidance and control approach is validated via numerical(More)
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ENGINEERING NOTES are short manuscripts describing new developments or important results of a preliminary nature. These Notes should not exceed 2500 words (where a figure or table counts as 200 words). Following informal review by the Editors, they may be published within a few months of the date of receipt. Style requirements are the same as for regular(More)
Fluid–structure interaction (FSI) phenomena are of interest in several engineering fields. It is highly desirable to develop computationally efficient models to predict the dynamics of FSI. The complexity of modeling lies in the highly non-linear response of both the fluid and structure. The current study proposes an overall model containing two blocks(More)
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