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  • Experiments and simulation of a net closing mechanism for tether-net capture of space debris 

    Sharf, Inna; Thomsen, Benjamin; Botta, Eleonora M.; Misra, Arun K. (Elsevier, 2017-07-17)
    This research addresses the design and testing of a debris containment system for use in a tether-net approach to space debris removal. The tether-net active debris removal involves the ejection of a net from a spacecraft ...
  • Contact Dynamics Modeling and Simulation of Tether Nets for Space-Debris Capture 

    Botta, Eleonora M.; Sharf, Inna; Misra, Arun K. (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2016-11-23)
    A proposed method for containing the growth of space debris, which jeopardizes operation of spacecraft, is the active debris removal of massive derelict spacecraft and launcher upper stages by means of tether nets. The ...
  • Simulation of tether-nets for capture of space debris and small asteroids 

    Botta, Eleonora M.; Sharf, Inna; Misra, Arun K. (Elsevier, 2018-07-26)
    One of the most promising techniques to capture large debris on orbit consists in the use of tether-nets. With this concept currently at a medium technological readiness level only, numerical studies on tether-net removal ...
  • Energy and momentum analysis of the deployment dynamics of nets in space 

    Botta, Eleonora M.; Sharf, Inna; Misra, Arun K. (Elsevier, 2017-09-06)
    In this paper, the deployment dynamics of nets in space is investigated through a combination of analysis and numerical simulations. The considered net is deployed by ejecting several corner masses and thanks to momentum ...
  • On the Simulation of Tether-Nets for Space Debris Capture with Vortex Dynamics 

    Botta, Eleonora M.; Sharf, Inna; Misra, Arun K.; Teichmann, Marek (Elsevier, 2016-03-02)
    Tether-nets are one of the more promising methods for the active removal of space debris. The aim of this paper is to study the dynamics of this type of systems in space, which is still not well-known and the simulation ...

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