Research Summaries

Back Zero-Feedback Slew Algorithm

Fiscal Year 2019
Division Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science
Department Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Investigator(s) Karpenko, Mark
Sponsor Department of Defense Space (DoD)
Summary Spacecraft control system failures are often mission ending even when the payload remains operational. These failures can occur suddenly at the beginning of a mission or take place gradually over time. We propose an approach to expand the fundamental limits of control system operation by enabling attitude control authority to be recovered in the event of feedback sensor failures. Part of the objective of this project is to analyze and explain the mechanism that enables a slew to a target to be completed in the absence of feedback. We believe the answer lies in the nonlinear coupling inherent to the dynamics of all practical spacecraft.
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