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Distributed control topologies for deep space formation flying spacecraft

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dc.contributor.author Hadaegh, F. Y. en_US
dc.contributor.author Smith, R. S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-09-17T18:38:28Z
dc.date.available 2004-09-17T18:38:28Z
dc.date.issued 2002-10-29 en_US
dc.identifier.citation International Symposium on Formation Flying: Missions and Technologies en_US
dc.identifier.citation Toulouse, France en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 02-2341 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/10382
dc.description.abstract A formation of satellites flying in deep space can be specified in terms of the relative satellite positions and absolute satellite orientations. The redundancy in the relative position specification generates a family of control topologies with equivalent stability and reference tracking performance, one of which can be implemented without requiring communication between the spacecraft. A relative position design formulation is inherently unobservable, and a methodology for circumventing this problem is presented. Additional redundancy in the control actuation space can be exploited for feed-forward control of the formation centroid's location in space, or for minimization of total fuel consumption. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other formation flying distributed spacecraft distributed control en_US
dc.title Distributed control topologies for deep space formation flying spacecraft en_US


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