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Robust Control of thruster driven spacecraft formations

Thruster driven satellite formations experience uncertainties due to misalignment, misplacement and incorrect strength of each thruster element. A 12-thruster arrangement is presented in such a way to decouple the position and attitude control objectives and an explicit uncertainty parameterization for each thruster element is introduced. Structured singular values determine the robustness margins of a nominal Linear Quadratic Gaussian controller in terms of allowable tolerances for the thruster uncertainties. The results, which in some cases are expectedly conservative, are verfied through extensive Monte-Carlo simulations.

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IfA Seminar
Alexander Noelle
Dec 03, 2007   15:30

ETL, K25
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Melanie Zeilinger
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