Electromagnetic formation flight (EMFF) is an actuation approach that can be used to control the configuration of a group of satellites. Each satellite generates an electromagnetic field, which produces intersatellite forces and moments. Centralized control strategies are commonly used for EMFF because the formation dynamics are nonlinear and highly coupled. Frequency multiplexing is a decoupling strategy that uses multi-frequency sinusoidal control signals to allow the interaction between certain satellite pairs while limiting the interaction with others. In this paper, we present a decentralized control strategy that uses frequency multiplexing to control both relative position and orientation of a group of satellites. Numerical examples are used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the control strategy.
|Title of host publication||AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum|
|State||Published - 2019|
|Event||AIAA Scitech Forum, 2019 - San Diego, United States|
Duration: Jan 7 2019 → Jan 11 2019
|Name||AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum|
|Conference||AIAA Scitech Forum, 2019|
|Period||1/7/19 → 1/11/19|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work is supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (80NSSC17M0040).
© 2019 by Xin Ning. Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Aerospace Engineering