Satellite position and attitude control by on-off thrusters considering mass change

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Abstract

This paper deals with the two-dimensional position and attitude control of a satellite by on-off thrusters which are fixed to the satellite's body. Since the thrusters generate constant and unilateral forces, the equations of motion form nonholonomic constraint and cannot be integrated. Furthermore, the satellite's mass changes due to the fuel consumption. Utilizing Fresnel integrals and the partial integrals, we derive the approximate analytic solution considering the satellite's mass change to achieve a specified satellite's position and attitude. The accuracy of the proposed approximate technique is verified by applying it to a condition considered in SLIM project of JAXA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASTRODYNAMICS 2011 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
Pages2953-2964
Number of pages12
Volume142
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2011 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, ASTRODYNAMICS 2011 - Girdwood, AK, United States
Duration: Jul 31 2011Aug 4 2011

Other

Other2011 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, ASTRODYNAMICS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityGirdwood, AK
Period7/31/118/4/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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