Dynamic Modeling of the Capture Process of Snare Space Grapple Device
Snare space grapple device is designed for grappling large in-orbit payloads. Based on describing the grappling process, dynamic modeling of capturing a free-floating vehicle with large solar sails is performed by using Newton-Euler and hybrid coordinate methods in this paper. The models considering target vehicle as a rigid central body with flexible appendages which are discrete by using finite element method.
L. Li et al., "Dynamic Modeling of the Capture Process of Snare Space Grapple Device", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 217-218, pp. 1093-1097, 2011