A Robust Controller Structure for Pico-Satellite Applications

Martin Nygaard Kragelund, Martin Green, Mads Kristensen, Lars Alminde, Jan Dimon Bendtsen

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This paper describes the development of a robust controller structure for use in pico-satellite missions. The structure relies on unknown disturbance estimation and use of robust control theory to implement a system that is robust
to both unmodeled disturbances and parameter uncertainties. As one possible application, a satellite mission with the purpose of monitoring shipping routes for oil spills has been considered. However, it is the aim of the control structure to be widely applicable and adaptable for a vide variety of pico-satellite missions. The robust control structure has been evaluated using Monte Carlo simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2007
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventIFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace - Toulouse, France
Duration: 25 Jun 200729 Jun 2007
Conference number: 17


ConferenceIFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace


  • Attitude Control
  • Robust Control
  • Disturbance estimation


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