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Design of an Adaptive Controller of a Satellite using Thruster Actuator

by Alireza Fazlyab, Abbas Ajorkar, Mansour Kabganian
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 102 - Number 10
Year of Publication: 2014
Authors: Alireza Fazlyab, Abbas Ajorkar, Mansour Kabganian

Alireza Fazlyab, Abbas Ajorkar, Mansour Kabganian . Design of an Adaptive Controller of a Satellite using Thruster Actuator. International Journal of Computer Applications. 102, 10 ( September 2014), 6-12. DOI=10.5120/17849-8798

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author = { Alireza Fazlyab, Abbas Ajorkar, Mansour Kabganian },
title = { Design of an Adaptive Controller of a Satellite using Thruster Actuator },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { September 2014 },
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issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 6-12 },
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In this paper, an attitude control algorithm for a satellite is developed based on adaptive control using thruster actuators. For this purpose a twelve-thruster arrangement has been considered and the control torque for each thruster has been calculated. Then a Pulse Width-Pulse Frequency (PWPF) modulator is used for converting continuous controller signals into equivalent discrete one. Then, uncertainties in the moment of inertia matrix and disturbances torque has been considered and adaptive attitude control using feedback linearization controller with self-tuning regulator (Least Square Estimator With Bounded Gain Factor) is used. Finally, the performance of the designed attitude controller is investigated by simulations.

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Attitude Control Adaptive control Satellite Reaction Thruster PWPF modulator.