Adaptive nonlinear control for spacecraft formation flying with coupled translational and attitude dynamics

Haizhou Pan, Vikram Kapila

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Abstract

In this paper, we address a tracking control problem the coupled translational and attitude motion of a follower spacecraft relative to a leader spacecraft. Using the vectrix formalism the translational and attitude dynamics of the leader and follower spacecraft are modeled, where the mutual coupling in each spacecraft's translational and attitude motion induced by their gravitational interaction is duly accounted. Using a Lyapunov framework, nonlinear control and adaptation laws are designed that ensure the global asymptotic convergence of the relative translational and attitude position tracking errors, despite the presence of unknown mass and inertia parameters of the leader and follower spacecraft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2057-2062
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Volume3
StatePublished - 2001
Event40th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Dec 4 2001Dec 4 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization

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