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Presentation
Control Problems for Planar Maneuvers of a Spacecraft With Fuel Slosh
3rd International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace (2000)
  • Mahmut Reyhanoglu, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
  • Sangbum Cho, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • N. Harris McClamroch, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Abstract
"We study control problems for planar maneuvers of a spacecraft with fuel slosh in a zero gravity environment. The spacecraft is represented as a rigid body and fuel slosh dynamics are included using a single vibrating mass model. Both pendulum and spring-mass analogies are considered. The control inputs are defined by a thrust along the spacecraft's longitudinal axis, a transverse body fixed force and a pitching moment about the center of mass of the spacecraft; the slosh dynamics are assumed to be unactuated. The control objective is to design a feedback controller so that the controlled spacecraft accomplishes a given planar maneuver, that is a change in the translational velocity vector and the attitude of the spacecraft, while suppressing the slosh mode. We formulate and analyze mathematical models that reflect this control objective."
Keywords
  • Spacecraft,
  • fuel slosh,
  • feedback control
Publication Date
April, 2000
Location
Daytona Beach, FL
Comments
Conference volumes published in 2001 by European Conference Publications.
Citation Information
Mahmut Reyhanoglu, Sangbum Cho and N. Harris McClamroch. "Control Problems for Planar Maneuvers of a Spacecraft With Fuel Slosh" 3rd International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace (2000)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mahmut_reyhanoglu/91/