Formation dynamics under a class of control laws

Fumin Zhang, P.S. Krishnaprasad
2002 Proceedings of the 2002 American Control Conference (IEEE Cat. No.CH37301)  
A system of two earth satellites is analyzed as a controlled mechanical system. The orbit of an earth satellite can be represented by a point in the vector space of ordered pairs of angular momentum and Laplace vectors. Control laws are obtained by introducing a Lyapunov function on this space. Formations of two satellites are achieved asymptotically by the controlled dynamics.
doi:10.1109/acc.2002.1023265 fatcat:7t27qyqq3fee5ji3cyw2fjyu7y