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Contribution to Book
Nonlinear Attitude Control of Planar Structures in Space Using Only Internal Controls
Control of Flexible Structures (1993)
  • Mahmut Reyhanoglu, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
  • N. Harris McClamroch, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Abstract
"An attitude control strategy for maneuvers of an interconnection of planar bodies in space is developed. It is assumed that there are no exogeneous torques and that torques generated by joint motors are used as means of control so that the total angular momentum of the multibody system is a constant, assumed to be zero in this paper. The control strategy utilizes the nonintegrability of the expression for the angular momentum. Large angle maneuvers can be designed to achieve an arbitrary reorientation of the multibody system with respect to an inertial frame. The theoretical background for carrying out the required maneuvers is summarized."
Keywords
  • Spacecraft,
  • attitude control
Publication Date
1993
Editor
K. A. Morris
Publisher
American Mathematical Society
Series
Fields Institute Communications
ISBN
0-8218-9201-0
Citation Information
Mahmut Reyhanoglu and N. Harris McClamroch. "Nonlinear Attitude Control of Planar Structures in Space Using Only Internal Controls" Providence, RIControl of Flexible Structures Vol. 2 (1993) p. 91 - 100
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mahmut_reyhanoglu/92/