Journal of Astronautics ›› 2015, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (9): 981-987.doi: 10.3873/j.issn.1000-1328.2015.09.001

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A Evaluation Method for Multi Spacecraft Formation Detection Efficiency

YANG Zhen, MENG Xin, NIU Wen long, LI Ming tao, ZHANG Yi teng, ZHENG Wei   

  1. 1. National Space Science Center,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100190,China;
     2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100049,China
  • Received:2014-10-11 Revised:2014-12-29 Online:2015-09-15 Published:2015-09-25


In order to choose the best detection efficiency of different formations, quantitative evaluation of different formations shall be employed. In this paper, the existing evaluation parameters of four-point cooperative detection are analyzed and summarized and then based on the definition of volumetric tensor, the five-point formation is divided into five tetrahedrons and one main tetrahedron plus a fifth point to evaluate the detection efficiency. Finally, orbit data of five-spacecraft in one orbit period is used to simulate and analyze the two methods, and result shows that the method works well in evaluating five-point formation.

Key words: Multi-point cooperative detection, Tetrahedron, Detection efficiency, Evaluation parameters

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