Dual-compatible flower constellations
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This paper summarizes important, properties of the Flower Constellations and introduces the theory of Dual-Compatible Flower Constellations. Flower Constellation Phasing and Secondary Paths are first discussed. Then, the relationships establishing the equivalency of two Flower Constellations are provided. The Flower Constellation phasing scheme adopted here uses an additional parameter, the phasing step F h, that further enlarges the dimensionality of the potential solutions. Then it is shown how to simplify the design parameters by introducing an equivalent "contiguous" satellite distribution. Finally, the theory of Dual-Compatible Flower Constellations is introduced and some examples are given.
Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
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Mortari, D., & Wilkins, M. P.
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