Satellite formation with restricted control interval

A. Ichikawa, M. Bando

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In this paper, a formation problem of a satellite with a leader in an eccentric orbit is considered, where the transition to a periodic relative orbit is required, and the control input is restricted to a subinterval of the period of the leader's orbit. As preliminaries, the same problem in the special case of the circular orbit is considered, and feedback controls based on a differential Riccati equation with a periodic control matrix are designed. The performance index is the L1-norm of the feedback control, and suboptimal controls are obtained by virtue of the null controllability with vanishing energy of the controlled system. Then the original problem is transformed into a special form by the change of variables, and using the structure of the resulting system, feedback controls are designed based on those of the circular problem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2009 7th Asian Control Conference, ASCC 2009
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 7th Asian Control Conference, ASCC 2009 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Aug 27 2009Aug 29 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2009 7th Asian Control Conference, ASCC 2009


Other2009 7th Asian Control Conference, ASCC 2009
CityHong Kong

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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