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dc.contributor.authorVanDyke, Matthew Clarken
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T16:02:37Zen
dc.date.available2011-08-06T16:02:37Zen
dc.date.issued2004-07-09en
dc.identifier.otheretd-06142004-221356en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/10015en
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
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartmcv_etd.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
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dc.subjectspacecraften
dc.subjectdynamicsen
dc.subjectnonlinearen
dc.subjectControlen
dc.subjectdecentralizeden
dc.subjectcoordinateden
dc.subjectLiaponuven
dc.subjectbehavior-baseden
dc.subjectattitudeen
dc.subjectformationen
dc.titleDecentralized Coordinated Attitude Control of a Formation of Spacecraften
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentAerospace and Ocean Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineAerospace and Ocean Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeechairHall, Christopher D.en
dc.contributor.committeememberHovakimyan, Nairaen
dc.contributor.committeememberSchaub, Hanspeteren
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06142004-221356en
dc.date.sdate2004-06-14en
dc.date.rdate2004-07-27en
dc.date.adate2004-07-27en


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