Small-Satellite Attitude Consensus on SO(3) Using Continuous but only Piecewise-Continuously Differentiable Sinusoidal Controls

Roshan A. Chavan, T. M. Seigler, Jesse B. Hoagg

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Abstract

We consider attitude consensus for small satellites, where each satellite has internal rotating-mass actuators that, unlike reaction wheels, cannot perform complete rotations. Instead, these actuators are limited to a radians of total rotation. We present and analyze two attitude-feedback consensus control algorithms, where the controls for each satellite are the angles of rotation of the actuators and these controls are continuous but only piecewise-continuously differentiable sinusoids. Each control algorithm can either include or not include a leader satellite, which can be either rotating or non-rotating. The first control algorithm achieves local attitude consensus for the case where each satellite uses relative-attitude feedback of its neighbors. The second control algorithm achieves almost global attitude consensus for the case where each satellite uses absolute-attitude feedback of its neighbors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 American Control Conference, ACC 2021
Pages4255-4260
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665441971
DOIs
StatePublished - May 25 2021
Event2021 American Control Conference, ACC 2021 - Virtual, New Orleans, United States
Duration: May 25 2021May 28 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
Volume2021-May
ISSN (Print)0743-1619

Conference

Conference2021 American Control Conference, ACC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, New Orleans
Period5/25/215/28/21

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 American Automatic Control Council.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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