Journal of Astronautics ›› 2022, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (5): 537-547.doi: 10.3873/j.issn.1000-1328.2022.05.001

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Research Progress on Dynamics and Control of the Space Elevator

GUAN Yingzi, WEN Zida, WANG Xiaowei, ZHANG Feng, CUI Naigang   

  1. 1. School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China;2. Research and Development Department, China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, Beijing 100076, China
  • Received:2021-06-23 Revised:2021-12-03 Online:2022-05-15 Published:2022-05-15

Abstract: The components and initial deployment of a space elevator system is briefly introduced in this work. On this basis, aiming at the complex dynamics and control problems existing both in the initial deployment and the follow up operation, the development status of dynamics and control of the space elevator system is analyzed and summarized from five aspects, including the dynamic modeling, stability, cable oscillation, cable oscillation caused by climber(s) motion and oscillation suppression, and initial deployment dynamics. Finally, further development of dynamics and control of the space elevator is summarized and prospected.

Key words: Space elevator, Dynamics modeling, Stability, Cable oscillation, Oscillation suppression, Deployment dynamics

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