Position and attitude control of a planar satellite by two thrusters

Shinji Hokamoto, Masaoki Iwase

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Abstract

This study deals with the in-plane motion of a free-floating planar satellite equipped with two thrusters whose force directions are fixed with respect to the satellite. The system's governing equations form non-integrable second-order "nonholonomic" constraints due to the fixed force directions within the satellite. First, this paper shows the general expressions of the system's equations of motion, and shows that its translational and rotational motions can not be controlled independently. Next, by assuming an imaginary thruster controlled by a feedback law, we transform the nonholonomic constraints into holonomic ones. This concept is followed by a strategy to achieve a rotational motion without drift for a satellite system with two fixed thrusters. Afterwards, this paper shows a procedure for precise control of the position and attitude of the system. The validity of the proposed method is verified by numerical simulations. Finally, this paper discusses the special case when the magnitude of the thruster force is taken constant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2009Aug 13 2009

Other

OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period8/10/098/13/09

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Attitude control
Position control
Satellites
Equations of motion
Feedback
Computer simulation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Hokamoto, S., & Iwase, M. (2009). Position and attitude control of a planar satellite by two thrusters. In AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit [2009-6183]

Position and attitude control of a planar satellite by two thrusters. / Hokamoto, Shinji; Iwase, Masaoki.

AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit. 2009. 2009-6183.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hokamoto, S & Iwase, M 2009, Position and attitude control of a planar satellite by two thrusters. in AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit., 2009-6183, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, Chicago, IL, United States, 8/10/09.
Hokamoto S, Iwase M. Position and attitude control of a planar satellite by two thrusters. In AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit. 2009. 2009-6183
Hokamoto, Shinji ; Iwase, Masaoki. / Position and attitude control of a planar satellite by two thrusters. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit. 2009.
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