Componenets of a vision assisted constrained autonomous satellite formation flying control system


Lincoln, N.K. and Veres, S.M. (2006) Componenets of a vision assisted constrained autonomous satellite formation flying control system International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, 21, (2-3), pp. 237-264. (doi:10.1002/acs.922).

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This paper examines a complete solution to autonomous formation flying of satellites where problems of position, velocity and attitude estimation, data fusion across the cluster, constrained actuators, fuel efficient manoeuvres and robustness are all considered. The joint problem of inaccurate state estimation combined with low thrust is addressed through the use of Kalman filter and an LP-solvable constrained predictive controller. Attitude control is ensured by a globally stable quaternion-based adaptive feedback controller. Calibration of control signals for translational force actuation is introduced. Options of solutions are analysed and the complete system and its system parts are illustrated in realistic simulations.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1002/acs.922
Additional Information: Special Issue: Autonomous and adaptive control of vehicles in formation
ISSNs: 0890-6327 (print)
Keywords: autonomous control, formation flying, satellite control, event driven control
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Organisations: Astronautics Group
ePrint ID: 48273
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May 2006Submitted
October 2006Published
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 18:24
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/48273

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