Attitude synchronization of a spacecraft formation without velocity measurement

A. Abdessameud, A. Tayebi

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Abstract

We consider the quaternion-based attitude synchronization problem of multiple spacecraft without velocity measurements. First, we propose a leader-follower-type control scheme for the attitude synchronization of a spacecraft formation to a desired constant attitude (available only to a single spacecraft called the leader), while maintaining the same attitude during formation maneuvers. Second, we consider the consensus seeking problem, where, no reference attitude is specified, and all spacecraft are required to align their attitudes with the same (possibly time varying) final angular velocity. The communication flow between spacecraft is assumed to be bidirectional. Simulation results of a scenario of four spacecraft are provided to show the effectiveness of the proposed control scheme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2008
Pages3719-3724
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2008 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Dec 9 2008Dec 11 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0191-2216

Other

Other47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2008
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period12/9/0812/11/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization

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    Abdessameud, A., & Tayebi, A. (2008). Attitude synchronization of a spacecraft formation without velocity measurement. In Proceedings of the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2008 (pp. 3719-3724). [4738745] (Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control). https://doi.org/10.1109/CDC.2008.4738745