Attitude Stabilization of a Satellite Having Only Electromagnetic Actuation Using Oscillating Controls

Rahul Misra*, Rafał Wisniewski, Alexander Zuyev

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Abstract

We consider the problem of attitude stabilization for a low Earth orbit satellite having only electromagnetic actuation. Such a satellite is not fully actuated, as the control torque is the cross-product of magnetic moment due to magnetorquers and the geomagnetic field. The aim of this work is to study whether oscillating controls can be designed such that a satellite actuated via magnetorquers alone can achieve full three-axis control irrespective of the position of the satellite. To this end, we propose considering oscillating feedback controls which generate the motion of the closed-loop system in the direction of appropriate Lie brackets. Simulation studies show that the proposed control scheme is able to stabilize the considered system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number444
JournalAerospace
Volume9
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The first and the second author were supported by the Poul Due Jensen Foundation (Grundfos Foundation) under the project SWIfT, and the third author was supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) under Grant ZU 359/2-1.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 by the authors.

Keywords

  • Lie brackets
  • magnetorquers
  • oscillating controls
  • stabilization

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