A study on formation control with relative information and information propagation structure of system

Takanao Saiki, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

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Abstract

In formation flight missions, it is very important to control and keep the relative positions of spacecrafts. Although there have been many researches on the relative position control, most of them assumes that each spacecraft uses the absolute information about its position and velocity. In this case, various optimizations with the absolute information are possible. However, in order to keep the formation strictly and to avoid the collisions, the feedback control with the relative information between the members is effective. The formations of birds, insects and fish and automatic control of cars are classified as this control system. In this control system, the information propagation structure of the system as well as the local control law of each member determines the control performance of the system. This information propagation structure means the adjacency relation of the formation, that is, "whose relative information can each spacecraft acquire". In this study, the information propagation structure of the formation is focused on and how the information propagation structure influences the behavior of the formation is investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpaceflight Mechanics 2006 - Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechnaics Meeting
Pages879-893
Number of pages15
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

Conference

ConferenceSpaceflight Mechanics 2006 - AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechnaics Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period06/1/2206/1/26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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