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Advances in Spacecraft Attitude Control

Edited by Timothy Sands

Stanford University; Columbia University; Naval Postgraduate School

Spacecraft attitude maneuvers comply with Euler's moment equations, a set of three nonlinear, coupled differential equations. Nonlinearities complicate the mathematical treatment of the seemingly simple action of rotating, and these complications lead to a robust lineage of research. This book is meant for basic scientifically inclined readers, and commences with a chapter on the basics of spaceflight and leverages this remediation to reveal very advanced topics to new spaceflight enthusiasts. The topics learned from reading this text will prepare students and faculties to investigate interesting spaceflight problems in an era where cube satellites have made such investigations attainable by even small universities. It is the fondest hope of the editor and authors that readers enjoy this book.

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Advances in Spacecraft Attitude ControlEdited by Timothy Sands

Published: January 15th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77574

ISBN: 978-1-78984-803-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-802-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-516-3

Copyright year: 2020

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2 Crossref Citations

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1. Introduction to Satellite Attitude Control

By Henry Travis


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2. Kinematics: On Direction Cosine Matrices

By Brendon Smeresky and Alex Rizzo


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3. Quaternion-Based Spacecraft Dynamic Modeling and Reorientation Control Using the Dynamically Equivalent Manipulator Approach

By Elżbieta Jarzębowska and Marcin Kłak


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4. An Overview of Evolutionary Algorithms toward Spacecraft Attitude Control

By Matthew A. Cooper and Brendon Smeresky


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5. Spacecraft Guidance Sensing at Relativistic Velocities

By Emanuele Calabrò


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6. Analysis and Control of Nonlinear Attitude Motion of Gravity-Gradient Stabilized Spacecraft via Lyapunov-Floquet Transformation and Normal Forms

By Peter M.B. Waswa and Sangram Redkar


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7. Optimal Trajectory Synthesis and Tracking Control for Spacecraft Large Attitude Manoeuvers

By Ranjan Vepa


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8. Parameter Optimization for Spacecraft Attitude Stabilization Using Magnetorquers

By Renato Bruni and Fabio Celani


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9. Precise Attitude Control Techniques: Performance Analysis From Classical to Variable Structure Control

By Elisa Capello and Matteo Dentis


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10. Investigation of Singularities in a 3/4 CMG Configuration with Mixed Skew Angles

By Jonathan W. Lang


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11. Control Moment Gyroscope Skew Angle Variation and Singularity Penetration

By Kyle A. Baker


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12. Single Axis Singularity Mapping for Mixed Skew Angle, Non-Redundant, Single Gimbaled CMG Systems

By Eryn A. Culton


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13. Momentum Space Analysis for Mixed Skew Angle Arrays

By Zachary A. Lewis


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14. Mixed Skew Angle Singularity Plotting for Non-Redundant Single Gimbal CMG Array

By Joshua A. Ten Eyck


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