This paper outlines a method based on the theory of artificial potential fields combined with sliding mode techniques for spacecraft maneuvers in the presence of obstacles. Guidance and control algorithms are validated with a six degree-of-freed (dof) omorbital simulator. The idea of this paper is to provide computationally efficient algorithms for real time applications, in which the combination of Artificial potential field (APF) and sliding mode control shows the ability of plan trajectories, even in the presence of external disturbances and model uncertainties. A reduced frequency of the proposed controllers and a pulse width modulation (PWM) of the thrusters are considered to verify the performance of the system. The computational performance of APF as a guidance algorithm is discussed and the algorithms are verified by simulations of a complete rendezvous maneuver. The proposed algorithm appears suitable for the autonomous, real-time control of complex maneuvers with a minimum on-board computational effort.

Obstacle Avoidance with Potential Field Applied to a Rendezvous Maneuver / Bloise, Nicoletta; Capello, Elisa; Dentis, Matteo; Punta, Elisabetta. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - ELETTRONICO. - (2017). [10.3390/app7101042]

Obstacle Avoidance with Potential Field Applied to a Rendezvous Maneuver

BLOISE, NICOLETTA;CAPELLO, ELISA;DENTIS, MATTEO;
2017

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This paper outlines a method based on the theory of artificial potential fields combined with sliding mode techniques for spacecraft maneuvers in the presence of obstacles. Guidance and control algorithms are validated with a six degree-of-freed (dof) omorbital simulator. The idea of this paper is to provide computationally efficient algorithms for real time applications, in which the combination of Artificial potential field (APF) and sliding mode control shows the ability of plan trajectories, even in the presence of external disturbances and model uncertainties. A reduced frequency of the proposed controllers and a pulse width modulation (PWM) of the thrusters are considered to verify the performance of the system. The computational performance of APF as a guidance algorithm is discussed and the algorithms are verified by simulations of a complete rendezvous maneuver. The proposed algorithm appears suitable for the autonomous, real-time control of complex maneuvers with a minimum on-board computational effort.
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