Development of a Research Spacecraft Test-Bed with Implementation of Control Laws to Compensate Undesired Dynamics
Date of Award
Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Hever Moncaya
First Committee Member
Dr. Troy Henderson
Second Committee Member
Dr. Dongeun Seo
The development of research spacecraft systems has a significant impact on the preparation and simulation of future space missions. Hardware, software and operation procedures can be adequately tested, validated and verified before they are deployed for the actual mission. In this thesis, a spacecraft vehicle test-bed named Extreme Access System (EASY) was developed. EASY aims at supporting validation and verification of guidance, navigation and control algorithms. Description of EASY spacecraft systems, sub-systems and integration is presented in this thesis along with an analysis of results from numerical simulation and actual implementation of control laws. An attitude control architecture based on quaternion feedback linearization is also described, and performance analysis in the compensation of undesired dynamics is presented. The results show the capabilities and potential of EASY to simulate missions that require validation and verification stages.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Vesga, Yomary Angélica Betancur, "Development of a Research Spacecraft Test-Bed with Implementation of Control Laws to Compensate Undesired Dynamics" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses. 482.