Sarlette, A and Sepulchre, R and Leonard, NE (2007) Cooperative attitude synchronization in satellite swarms: A consensus approach. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 223-228..Full text not available from this repository.
The present paper considers the problem of autonomous synchronization of attitudes in a swarm of spacecraft. Building upon our recent results on consensus on manifolds, we model the spacecraft as particles on SO(3) and drive these particles to a common point in SO(3). Unlike the Euler angle or quaternion descriptions, this model suffers no singularities nor double-points. Our approach is fully cooperative and autonomous: we use no leader nor external reference. We present two types of control laws, in terms of applied control torques, that globally drive the swarm towards attitude synchronization: one that requires tree-like or all-to-all inter-satellite communication (most efficient) and one that works with nearly arbitrary communication (most robust).
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Attitude control Autonomous swarms Consensus algorithms Formation flight Satellite swarms Swarm control Synchronization|
|Divisions:||Div F > Control|
|Depositing User:||Cron job|
|Date Deposited:||04 Feb 2015 22:58|
|Last Modified:||15 May 2015 10:53|