Position and attitude control of an underactuated satellite with constant thrust

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Abstract

This paper discusses a position and attitude control problem of an underactuated satellite which uses on-off thruster mechanisms for control. Each thrusters has constant orientation relative to the satellite's body, and can generate only unilateral forces. The purpose of this paper is to clarify the control law for simultaneous position and attitude control for this type of satellite configuration. Considering the input constraints, we obtain the analytical solutions of the satellite's translational and rotational motion. Then the control procedure utilizing an invariant manifold is derived. Some numerical simulations are shown to verify the effectiveness of the proposed controller.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2011
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference 2011 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Aug 8 2011Aug 11 2011

Publication series

NameAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2011

Other

OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference 2011
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period8/8/118/11/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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    Yoshimura, Y., Matsuno, T., & Hokamoto, S. (2011). Position and attitude control of an underactuated satellite with constant thrust. In AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2011 (AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2011).