Optimal motion planning in attitude maneuver using non-holonomic turns for a transformable spacecraft

Kaoru Ohashi, Toshihiro Chujo, Junichiro Kawaguchi

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3 Citations (Scopus)


As an innovative spacecraft system, a transformable spacecraft is being studied by the authors. One of the most innovative points of the spacecraft is that it is capable of non-holonomic turns for attitude maneuver. By the combination of the turns, the spacecraft can change its attitude largely without using fuel or external forces/torques. In this paper, we first show that it is possible to achieve any kinds of attitude with slight error in principle using a simple model, although it may not be optimal. After that, a method for optimal motion planning using genetic algorithm is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2018
EditorsPuneet Singla, Ryan M. Weisman, Belinda G. Marchand, Brandon A. Jones
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780877036579
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventAAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2018 - Snowbird, United States
Duration: 2018 Aug 192018 Aug 23

Publication series

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


ConferenceAAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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