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dc.contributor.authorVanDyke, Matthew Clarken_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T16:02:37Z
dc.date.available2011-08-06T16:02:37Z
dc.date.issued2004-07-09en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06142004-221356en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/10015
dc.description.abstractSpacecraft formations offer more powerful and robust space system architectures than single spacecraft systems. Investigations into the dynamics and control of spacecraft formations are vital for the development and design of future successful space missions. The problem of controlling the attitude of a formation of spacecraft is investigated. The spacecraft formation is modelled as a distributed system, where the individual spacecraft's attitude control systems are the local control agents. A decentralized attitude controller utilizing behavior-based control is developed. The global stability of the controller is proven using Lyaponuv stability theory. Convergence of the attitude controller is proven through the use of an invariance argument. The attitude controller's stability and convergence characteristics are investigated further through numeric simulation of the attitude dynamics of the spacecraft formation.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectspacecraften_US
dc.subjectdynamicsen_US
dc.subjectnonlinearen_US
dc.subjectcontrolen_US
dc.subjectdecentralizeden_US
dc.subjectcoordinateden_US
dc.subjectLiaponuven_US
dc.subjectbehavior-baseden_US
dc.subjectattitudeen_US
dc.subjectformationen_US
dc.titleDecentralized Coordinated Attitude Control of a Formation of Spacecraften_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAerospace and Ocean Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAerospace and Ocean Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairHall, Christopher D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHovakimyan, Nairaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchaub, Hanspeteren_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06142004-221356en_US
dc.date.sdate2004-06-14en_US
dc.date.rdate2004-07-27
dc.date.adate2004-07-27en_US


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