A sparse collocation approach for optimal feedback control for spacecraft attitude maneuvers

Mehrdad Mirzaei, Puneet Singla, Manoranjan Majji

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In this paper, sparse collocation approach is used to develop optimal feedback control laws for spacecraft attitude maneuvers. The effective collocation process is accomplished by utilizing the recently developed Conjugate Unscented Transformation to provide a minimal set of collocation points. In conjunction with the minimal cubature points, an l1 norm minimization technique is employed to optimally select the appropriate basis functions from a larger complete dictionary of polynomial basis functions. Finite time attitude regulation problem with terminal constraint is considered. Numerical simulations involve asymmetric spacecraft equipped with four reaction wheels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASTRODYNAMICS 2017
EditorsJohn H. Seago, Nathan J. Strange, Daniel J. Scheeres, Jeffrey S. Parker
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780877036456
StatePublished - 2018
EventAAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2017 - Stevenson, United States
Duration: Aug 20 2017Aug 24 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
ISSN (Print)0065-3438


OtherAAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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