Space Technology Library

Distributed Space Missions for Earth System Monitoring

Editors: D'Errico, Marco (Ed.)

  • A definitive reference in its field, this book provides an extensive description of studies of Earth using remote sensing missions that build on formation flying
  • Focuses on distributed space missions with application to Earth observation, with special emphasis on radar payloads
  • Analysis is complemented with a detailed description of the most relevant missions and studies
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This title analyzes distributed Earth observation missions from different perspectives. In particular, the issues arising when the payloads are distributed on different satellites are considered from both the theoretical and practical points of view. Moreover, the problems of designing, measuring, and controlling relative trajectories are thoroughly presented in relation to theory and applicable technologies. Then, the technological challenges to design satellites able to support such missions are tackled. An ample and detailed description of missions and studies complements the book subject.

About the authors

Marco D'Errico received a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering in 1995. Since 2000 he has been associate professor of Space Systems at the Second University of Naples. He is a Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Astronautics. His fields of activity are mission analysis of Earth observation systems, formation flying, spaceborne synthetic aperture radar, and ship detection by remote sensing data.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar

    Moccia, Antonio (et al.)

    Pages 3-59

  • Multistatic Radar Systems

    López-Dekker, Paco (et al.)

    Pages 61-122

  • Relative Trajectory Design

    D’Errico, Marco (et al.)

    Pages 125-162

  • Formation Establishment, Maintenance, and Control

    Vadali, Srinivas R. (et al.)

    Pages 163-184

  • GPS Based Relative Navigation

    Montenbruck, Oliver (et al.)

    Pages 185-223

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eBook $229.00
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Hardcover $299.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4540-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Distributed Space Missions for Earth System Monitoring
Editors
  • Marco D'Errico
Series Title
Space Technology Library
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4541-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4541-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4540-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9053-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 678
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