Slew Rate and Control Constrained Spacecraft Attitude Maneuver with Reaction Wheel Failure

Anuradha Sahu, Arun Kumar Mahodaya, Shreesha Chokkadi

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Abstract

Attitude maneuvers are required for reorienting the satellite for meeting various mission objectives. A higher satellite slew rate during maneuvers is a desirable characteristic for any mission design. At the same time, a higher slew rate demands a higher actuator torque capacity which is always constrained due to the physical limits of the actuator. This paper discusses the satellite attitude maneuver problem under slew rate and actuator capacity constraints. A quaternion feedback controller with quaternion and angular rate feedback is implemented to achieve a rest to rest reorientation maneuver. The control gains are computed based on the slew rate limits while the control commands incorporate the actuator limits. Three different configurations of four reaction wheels, (a) pyramid configuration, (b) skew configuration with three wheels along the body axes and the fourth wheel along body diagonal and (c) skew configuration with skew angle of 45°, are studied. The paper further discusses single reaction wheel failure conditions for all the three configurations and demonstrates satellite rest to rest maneuver within the slew rate and actuator limits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Small Satellite Technologies - Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Small Satellites, ICSS 2019
EditorsPSR Srinivasa Sastry, Jiji C.V., D.V.A. Raghavamurthy, Samba Siva Rao
PublisherSpringer Paris
Pages119-131
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9789811517235
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2020
Event1st International Conference on Small Satellites, ICSS 2019 - Hyderabad, India
Duration: 07-02-201909-02-2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Small Satellites, ICSS 2019
CountryIndia
CityHyderabad
Period07-02-1909-02-19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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    Sahu, A., Mahodaya, A. K., & Chokkadi, S. (2020). Slew Rate and Control Constrained Spacecraft Attitude Maneuver with Reaction Wheel Failure. In PSR. S. Sastry, J. C.V., D. V. A. Raghavamurthy, & S. S. Rao (Eds.), Advances in Small Satellite Technologies - Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Small Satellites, ICSS 2019 (pp. 119-131). (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering). Springer Paris. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1724-2_12