A new attitude maneuver using kinematics and dynamics of non-holonomic turn

Osamu Mori, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

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This paper shows the dynamic properties interpreted about a falling cat motion. A new interpretation on non-holonomic turns was presented from coning effect point of view. It infers even the kinematics effect independent of dynamics may still drive the non-holonomic turn. However, that motion is, in this paper, proved not fully true and shown partly dependent on the inertia properties. This paper presents new interpretation findings which show the resulted non-holonomic turn may become reverse dependent on the moment of inertia ratio. This paper corrects the motion structure interpretation, in which a very interesting combination of kinematics and dynamics is found to govern the motion. And a numerical example is given for the spacecraft attitude maneuver, whose time history is explicitly described. A special feedforward control law is derived and applied to the maneuver. The results show the control strategy established well functions and enables the reorientation to be accomplished only via internal torque. What is presented does provide a comprehensive strategy widely applicable to spacecraft and space robots.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpaceflight Mechanics 2006 - Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechnaics Meeting
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventSpaceflight Mechanics 2006 - AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechnaics Meeting - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: 2006 Jan 222006 Jan 26

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume124 I
ISSN (Print)0065-3438


ConferenceSpaceflight Mechanics 2006 - AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechnaics Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTampa, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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