Study on the Deployment Process of Low Attitude Interception Net

  • Xiaofei ZhouEmail author
  • Yi Jiang
  • Yongyuan Li
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 168)


In this paper, Dynamic analysis for the process of opening net is based on a new and low attitude towards interception device. Depending on the problem that dynamics modeling of fully compliant interception net during the process, a new equivalent method is proposed. This method regards the interception net as a variable drag coefficient rigid body, and regards four traction heads as a suppositional traction head, so the process of opening net can be transformed to the problem for movement of two rigid bodies. Furthermore, the dynamic equations for the process of opening net were derived from this method. These equations are used to simulating the process of opening net; the simulation results are compared with test results to verify the practicability of the method.


Dynamics projecting deployment Interception net Opening net 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Aerospace EngineeringBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.R&D CentreChina Academy of Launch Vehicle TechnologyBeijingChina

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