Rigid-body attitude synchronization

Abdelkader Abdessameud, Abdelhamid Tayebi

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This chapter presents attitude synchronization schemes for a group of rigid-body systems. The proposed approach is based on the introduction of unit-quaternion-based auxiliary systems to remove the requirement of angular velocity measurements. Several control problems are addressed, namely the leaderless/leader-follower attitude synchronization and cooperative attitude tracking problems. Moreover, a conceptually similar approach is considered to design velocity-free attitude synchronization schemes that account for input saturation constraints. The information flow between spacecraft is assumed to be fixed and undirected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Industrial Control
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages35
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in Industrial Control
ISSN (Print)1430-9491
ISSN (Electronic)2193-1577

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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