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A tutorial on model predictive control for spacecraft rendezvous

Hartley, EN (2015) A tutorial on model predictive control for spacecraft rendezvous. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 1355-1361..

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This tutorial paper provides a review of recent advances in the field of spacecraft rendezvous using model predictive control (MPC), an advanced optimal control strategy based on on-line constrained optimisation of control inputs based on predictions of future trajectories. Firstly, the rendezvous objectives, and the generic constrained MPC problem formulation are summarised. This is followed by a discussion of how to select the three key ingredients used in an MPC design: the prediction model, the constraints and the cost function. Since MPC implementation relies on finding the solution to constrained optimisation problems in real-time, computational aspects are also briefly examined. The paper concludes with conjecture on ways the use of MPC in this application could be further advanced.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div F > Control
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:11
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2021 05:40
DOI: 10.1109/ECC.2015.7330727