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New Control Strategies for Underactuated Tethered Formation Flight Spacecraft

Chung, Soon-Jo and Slotine, Jean-Jacques and Miller, David (2007) New Control Strategies for Underactuated Tethered Formation Flight Spacecraft. In: AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit 2007. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics , Reston, VA, Art. No. 2007-6858. ISBN 9781563479045. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161221-102258243

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Abstract

We introduce a decentralized attitude control strategy that can dramatically reduce the usage of propellant, by taking full advantage of the physical coupling of the tether. Moti- vated by a controllability analysis, indicating that both spin-up and relative attitudes are fully controllable by the reaction wheels, we report the first propellant-free underactuated linear and nonlinear control results for tethered formation flying spacecraft. We take a nonlinear control approach to underactuated tethered formation flying spacecraft, whose lack of full state feedback linearizability, along with their complex nonholonomic behavior, characterizes the difficult nonlinear control problem. We introduce several nonlinear control laws that are more efficient in tracking time-varying trajectories than linear control. We also extend our decentralized control approach to underactuated tethered systems, thereby eliminating the need for any inter-satellite communication.


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Chung, Soon-Jo0000-0002-6657-3907
Miller, David0000-0001-6099-0614
Additional Information:© 2007 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The authors would like to gratefully acknowledge the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Contract Monitor Dr. David Leisawitz) for both financial and technical support for the MIT-SSL and Payload Systems (PSI) SPHERES Tether program. The authors also thank the MIT SPHERES team including Danielle Adams, Alvar Saenz-Otero and Christophe Mandy for the technical discussions and support.
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Official Citation:Soon-Jo Chung, Jean-Jacques Slotine, and David Miller. "New Control Strategies for Underactuated Tethered Formation Flight Spacecraft", AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, Guidance, Navigation, and Control and Co-located Conferences, () http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2007-6858
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