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Spacecraft formation flying using bifurcating potential fields

Bennet, Derek J. and McInnes, C.R. (2008) Spacecraft formation flying using bifurcating potential fields. In: 59th International Astronautical Congress, 2008-09-29 - 2008-10-03, Glasgow, Scotland.

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Abstract

The distributed control of spacecraft flying in formation has been shown to have advantages over conventional single spacecraft systems. These include scalability, flexibility and robustness to failures. This paper considers the real problem of actuator saturation and shows how bound control laws can be developed that allow pattern formation and reconfigurability in a formation of spacecraft using bifurcating potential fields. In addition the stability of the system is ensured mathematically through dynamical systems theory.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 7331
Keywords: spacecraft, space travel, bifurcation, actuator saturation, dynamical systems theory, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Control and Systems Engineering
Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Technology > Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2009 15:26
Last modified: 15 Apr 2015 09:11
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URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7331

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