Formation flying transition behaviour to localized and decentralized control laws

Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi, Takanao Saiki

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The paper presents how the formation is controlled to the intended shape by a decentralized control. The formation behaviour is dealt via a z-transformation method and a uniformly convergent strategy that each spacecraft performs is proposed. Not only one-dimensional but tow-dimensional examples are shown. Since the strategy is highly flexible, it is applicable to a variety of the formation flying space missions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-422
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue number548
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2004 Oct 112004 Oct 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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