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A dynamical systems approach to micro spacecraft autonomy

Brown, Blair and McInnes, C.R. (2010) A dynamical systems approach to micro spacecraft autonomy. In: 20th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2010-02-14 - 2010-02-17, San Diego, California.

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    Abstract

    The drive toward reducing the size and mass of spacecraft has put new constraints on the computational resources available for control and decision making algorithms. The aim of this paper is to present alternative methods for decision making algorithms that can be introduced for micro-spacecraft. The motivation behind this work comes from dynamical systems theory. Systems of differential equations can be built to define behaviors which can be manipulated to define an action selection algorithm. These algorithms can be mathematically validated and shown to be computationally efficient, providing robust autonomous control with a modest computational overhead.

    Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    ID code: 20121
    Keywords: micro spacecraft, control algorithms, decision-making algorithms, dynamical systems theory, robust autonomous control, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
    Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Technology > Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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    Depositing user: Ms Katrina May
    Date Deposited: 25 May 2010 14:10
    Last modified: 13 Dec 2013 17:57
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/20121

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