Spacecraft Attitude Control Using Approximate Receding-Horizon Model-Error Control Synthesis

Jongrae Kim, John L. Crassidis
2006 Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics  
Model-error control synthesis is a nonlinear robust control approach that mitigates the effects of modeling errors and disturbances on a system by providing corrections to the nominal control input directly. In this paper model-error control synthesis is applied to the spacecraft attitude control problem, where the model-error vector is computed using a receding-horizon approximation. The main advantage of this approach over other adaptive approaches for spacecraft attitude control is that it
more » ... ontrol is that it can simultaneously handle both inertia modeling errors and time varying disturbances. A design scheme is presented to determine the weighting factor and the length of the associated receding-horizon interval of the model-error solution by minimizing the closed-loop sensitivity norm. Simulation results are provided to show the performance of the new control approach.
doi:10.2514/1.15402 fatcat:zylsxeygfjdvdbklelq3tr5jni