Model predictive approach for detumbling an underactuated satellite

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This research proposes an innovative approach to detumble satellites’ triple-axis angular velocities with only one single-axis magnetic torquer. Since magnetic torque is generated perpendicularly to magnetorquers, no intended control torque along the magnetorquer can be produced, which makes systems underactuated. Our paper introduces a control method using Model Predictive Control (MPC) and compares it with B-dot control algorithm. By applying these control laws to Kyushu University Light Curve Inversion (Q-Li) Demonstration Satellite in numerical simulations, we describe the applicability of these control laws to underactuated systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105951
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAIAA Scitech Forum, 2020 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jan 6 2020Jan 10 2020

Publication series

NameAIAA Scitech 2020 Forum
Volume1 PartF


ConferenceAIAA Scitech Forum, 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering


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