Decentralized attitude alignment control of spacecraft within a formation without angular velocity M

Abdelkader Abdessameud, Abdelhamid Tayebi

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Abstract

In this paper, we consider the coordinated attitude control problem without velocity measurements. Based on the recently introduced unit quaternion output feedback for the attitude tracking of a rigid body, we present a class of decentralized coordinated control laws to solve the alignment problem for a group of spacecraft within a formation without velocity measurements. The approach consists of introducing an auxiliary system for each spacecraft and for each pair of spacecraft with a communication link. The vector parts of the unit quaternion, representing the discrepancies between the output of these auxiliary systems and the attitude tracking error as well as the relative attitude errors between spacecraft, are used in the control law instead of the angular velocity and the relative angular velocity vectors. The spacecraft attitudes are guaranteed to converge to a desired attitude (possibly time-varying), while keeping the flight formation during the transient. 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 17th World Congress, International Federation of Automatic Control, IFAC
Edition1 PART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event17th World Congress, International Federation of Automatic Control, IFAC - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jul 6 2008Jul 11 2008

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Number1 PART 1
Volume17
ISSN (Print)1474-6670

Other

Other17th World Congress, International Federation of Automatic Control, IFAC
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period7/6/087/11/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Abdessameud, A., & Tayebi, A. (2008). Decentralized attitude alignment control of spacecraft within a formation without angular velocity M. In Proceedings of the 17th World Congress, International Federation of Automatic Control, IFAC (1 PART 1 ed.). (IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline); Vol. 17, No. 1 PART 1). https://doi.org/10.3182/20080706-5-KR-1001.0588