Analytical control law for spacecraft reorientation via Lyapunov theory

Thomas S. Schlapkohl, Ja Young Kang, Victoria L. Coverstone

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Abstract

An analytical control law for reorienting a spacecraft that is based on Lyapunov stability theory is discussed. This method is chosen to reduce nutation by minimizing the kinetic energy of the spacecraft. Previous studies of Lyapunov-based control employ weighting coefficients to influence the steady state time; however none of the studies explicitly suggest how to select these values. This paper develops a method to determine the weighting coefficients in terms of known parameters and desired states of the system. The resulting analytical control solution is validated with previous published results, and then used to investigate spacecraft sensitivity to tank location.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Aug 2 2010Aug 5 2010

Publication series

NameAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference

Other

OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period8/2/108/5/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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