Slew Maneuver Control for Spacecraft Equipped with Star Camera and Reaction Wheels

Rafal Wisniewski, P. Kulczycki

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A configuration consisting of a star camera, four reaction wheels and magnetorquers for momentum unloading has become standard for many spacecraft missions. This popularity has motivated numerous agencies and private companies to initiate work on the design of an imbedded attitude control system realized on an integrated circuit. This paper provides an easily implementable control algorithm for this type of configuration. The paper considers two issues: slew maneuver with a feature of avoiding direct exposure of the camera's CCD chip to the Sun %, three-axis attitude control and optimal control torque distribution in a reaction wheel assembly. The attitude controller is synthesized applying the energy shaping technique, where the desired potential function is carefully designed using a physical insight into the nature of the problem. The system stability is thoroughly analyzed and the control performance simulated. A detailed simulation study shows convincing results for the entire range of operation.
Udgivelsesdato: MAR
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftControl Engineering Practice
Vol/bind13
Udgave nummer13
Sider (fra-til)349-356
Antal sider8
ISSN0967-0661
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2005

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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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