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Attitude Stabilization of a Rigid Spacecraft Using Two Momentum Wheel Actuators
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (1995)
  • Hariharan Krishnan, National University of Singapore
  • N. Harris McClamroch, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • Mahmut Reyhanoglu, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
Abstract
"It is well known that three momentum wheel actuators can be used to control the attitude of a rigid spacecraft and that arbitrary reorientation maneuvers of the spacecraft can be accomplished using smooth feedback. If failure of one of the momentum wheel actuators occurs, we demonstrate that two momentum wheel actuators can be used to control the attitude of a rigid spacecraft and that arbitrary reorientation maneuvers of the spacecraft can be accomplished."--From the publisher's website.
Keywords
  • wheel actuators,
  • spacecraft,
  • control of attitude
Publication Date
March, 1995
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2514/3.21378
Publisher Statement
Published by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Citation Information
Hariharan Krishnan, N. Harris McClamroch and Mahmut Reyhanoglu. "Attitude Stabilization of a Rigid Spacecraft Using Two Momentum Wheel Actuators" Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics Vol. 18 Iss. 2 (1995) p. 256 - 263
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mahmut_reyhanoglu/36/