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Singularities of optimal attitude motions

Biggs, J.D. (2010) Singularities of optimal attitude motions. In: 18th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, ACA 2010, 2010-09-06 - 2010-09-10, Nara, Japan.

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Abstract

This paper considers the problem of planning optimal attitude motions for spacecraft. The extremal solutions that result from this optimization problem are characterized and their singularities identified. Following this these singularities are solved analytically inferring the form of particular optimal velocities. These particular solutions are then integrated and their corresponding motions derived independently of a local coordinate chart. These motions have the potential to be used as smooth, optimal reference trajectories for performing certain re-orientations for spacecraft.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 18796
Keywords: motion planning, attitude control, maximum principle, singularities, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Control and Systems Engineering, Computational Mechanics, Control and Optimization
Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Technology > Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Depositing user: Ms Katrina May
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2010 11:14
Last modified: 21 Jul 2015 16:38
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URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/18796

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