This work introduces a real time suboptimal control algorithm for six-degree-of-freedom spacecraft maneuvering based on a State-Dependent-Algebraic-Riccati-Equation (SDARE) approach and real-time linearization of the equations of motion. The control strategy is sub-optimal since the gains of the linear quadratic regulator (LQR) are re-computed at each sample time. The cost function of the proposed controller has been compared with the one obtained via a general purpose optimal control software, showing, on average, an increase in control effort of approximately 15%, compensated by real-time implementability. Lastly, the paper presents experimental tests on a hardware-in-the-loop six-degree-of-freedom spacecraft simulator, designed for testing new guidance, navigation, and control algorithms for nano-satellites in a one-g laboratory environment. The tests show the real-time feasibility of the proposed approach. © 2016 The Authors.
|Titolo:||Suboptimal LQR-based spacecraft full motion control: Theory and experimentation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.01.016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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