Magnetic Attitude Control for Satellites in Polar or Sun-Synchronous Orbits

Cubas Cano, Javier and Farrahi, Assal and Pindado Carrion, Santiago (2015). Magnetic Attitude Control for Satellites in Polar or Sun-Synchronous Orbits. "Journal of Guidance, Control And Dynamics" ; pp. 1-12. ISSN 0731-5090. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.G000751.

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Title: Magnetic Attitude Control for Satellites in Polar or Sun-Synchronous Orbits
Author/s:
  • Cubas Cano, Javier
  • Farrahi, Assal
  • Pindado Carrion, Santiago
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Guidance, Control And Dynamics
Date: July 2015
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Sistemas Aeroespaciales, Transporte Aéreo y Aeropuertos
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In this work, a new law for magnetic control of satellites in near-polar orbits is presented. This law has been developed for the UMPSat-2 microsatellite, which has been designed and manufactured by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid. The control law is a modification of the B-dot strategy that enables the satellite to control the rotation rate. Besides, the satellite?s equilibrium state is characterized by having the rotation axis perpendicular to the orbit?s plane. The control law described in the present work only needs magnetometers and magnetorquers, as sensors and actuators, respectively, to carry out a successful attitude control on the spacecraft. A description of the analysis is included. Performance and applicability of the proposed method have been demonstrated by control dynamics together with Monte Carlo techniques and by implementing the control law in the UPMSat-2 mission simulator. Results show good performance in terms of acquisition and stability of the satellite rotation rate and orientation with respect to its orbit?s plane.

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Item ID: 38015
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/38015/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:38015
DOI: 10.2514/1.G000751
Official URL: http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/1.G000751
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Oct 2015 18:56
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2016 12:40
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