Closed loop momentum transfer maneuvers using multiwheels

Jun’ichiro Kawaguchi, Ken Maeda, Hiroki Matsuo, Keiken Ninomiya

研究成果: Article査読

10 被引用数 (Scopus)


This paper proposes a control law that stabilizes a momentum transfer maneuver using multiwheels, which provides an analytical proof via Lyapunov’s direct method. Since an open-loop transfer sometimes causes divergent and large nutation motion, especially when a minor to major axis transfer is attempted, the closed-loop scheme is discussed here. This paper also points out equilibrium “singular states” which may occur not only in open loop but also in a closed-loop momentum transfer, from which no evasive path can be found. This paper provides sufficient conditions by which both divergent behavior and singular states can be circumvented by appropriately selecting the control law proposed here or by use of inertia properties of the spacecraft. This may be the most distinct feature of a closed-loop transfer utilizing multiwheels vs conventional open-loop schemes. This paper shows that neither the open-loop method nor closed-loop control with a single wheel system avoids these undesirable phenomena. The proposed control scheme with four wheels is numerically demonstrated to improve significantly the transfer behavior and exclude any singular state occurrence.

ジャーナルJournal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
出版ステータスPublished - 1995 7月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 制御およびシステム工学
  • 航空宇宙工学
  • 宇宙惑星科学
  • 電子工学および電気工学
  • 応用数学


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