Shape Change Maneuvers for Attitude Control of Underactuated Satellites

An asymptotically stable set point control law is introduced for attitude control of the underactuated spacecraft of a satellite system through its appendage shape changes. It is proposed that rotational maneuvers of the spacecraft are possible while simultaneously achieving a desired shape if the t...

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Authors: Hashem Ashrafiuon, R.S. Irwin
Conference Location: Portland, OR
Conference Dates: Jun. 8-10, 2005
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the 2005 American Control Conference
Format: Conference Proceeding
Published: Evanston, IL : American Automatic Control Council, 2005
Online Access: Full Text