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Spacecraft Modeling, Attitude Determination, and Control: Quaternion-Based Approach

Spacecraft Modeling, Attitude Determination, and Control: Quaternion-Based Approach

This book discusses all spacecraft attitude control related topics: spacecraft (including attitude measurements, actuator, and disturbance torques) modeling, spacecraft attitude determination and estimation, and spacecraft attitude controls. Unlike other books addressing these to... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781138331501
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Published 15 March 2019 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Yang, Yaguang
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ISBN-13 9781138331501
ISBN-10 1138331503
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint CRC Press
Publication Date 15 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Yang, Yaguang
Category Technical Design
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Aerospace & Aviation Technology
Space Science
Astronautics
Number of Pages 328
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Weight 694g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Space vehicles - Attitude control systems, Stability of space vehicles, Rotational motion Rigid dynamics, Quaternions, Vector analysis
NBS Text Engineering & Technology: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 629.4742
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This book discusses all spacecraft attitude control related topics: spacecraft (including attitude measurements, actuator, and disturbance torques) modeling, spacecraft attitude determination and estimation, and spacecraft attitude controls. Unlike other books addressing these topics, this book focuses on quaternion-based methods because of it's many merits. The book lays a brief, but necessary background on rotation sequence representations and frequently used reference frames that form the foundation of spacecraft attitude description. It then discusses the fundamentals of attitude determination using vector measurements, various efficient (including very recently developed) attitude determination algorithms, and the instruments and methods of popular vector measurements. With available attitude measurements, attitude control designs for inertial point and nadir pointing are presented in terms of required torques which are independent of actuators in use. Given the required control torques, some actuators are not able to generate the accurate control torques, therefore, spacecraft attitude control design methods with achievable torques for these actuators (for example, magnetic torque bars and control moment gyros) are provided. Some rigorous controllability results are provided. The book also includes attitude control in some special maneuvers, such as orbital-raising, docking and rendezvous that are normally not discussed in similar books. Almost all design methods are based on state-spaced modern control approaches, such as linear quadratic optimal control, robust pole assignment control, model predictive control, and gain scheduling control. Applications of these methods to spacecraft attitude control problems are provided. Appendices (2) are provided for readers who are not familiar with these topics.

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Author's Bio

Yaguang Yang received his B.S. (1982) and M.S. (1985) degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. From 1985 to 1990, he was a lecturer at Zhejiang University in China. In 1996 he received a PhD degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He designed and implemented control systems at UKIRT, CIENA, ITT, and Orbital Sciences Corporation. He is currently with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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