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Date of Award
Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science in Space Science
Dr. Mahmut Reyhanoglu
Dr. Bereket Berhane
Dr. Jason Aufdenberg
The problem of formation control of multiple spacecraft using the virtual structure approach is studied. The thesis first summarizes the progress made in the area of spacecraft formation control and then provides an overview of the virtual structure method. Modifying earlier established control design techniques, new feedback laws are constructed to control both the rotational and translational motion of a group of spacecraft. Several computer simulations are performed to illustrate the effectiveness of the modified control laws. The ephemeris and attitude data files generated via Matlab are exported to Satellite Tool Kit (STK) to create 3D animations. Various formation scenarios are modeled and the formation control strategies studied in this thesis are applied for switching from one formation scenario to another.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Donepudi, Pavan, "Control System Design and Simulation of Spacecraft Formations via Virtual Formation Approach" (2007). Theses - Daytona Beach. 46.