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Attitude maneuver control method for solar sail


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Attitude maneuver control method for solar sail
Wu LipingGuo YuYao WeiGuo Jian
School of Automation,Nanjing University of Science and Technology,Nanjing 210094,China
solar sails attitude control gimbal boom pitch axis rigid-flexible coupling model flexible modes feedback control proportion integral state error
TP273; V448.22
Due to the problem of solar sails that it is easy to excite but difficult to detect the flexible modes,an attitude control method for a solar sail is studied using a gimbal boom as the actuator.A rigid-flexible coupling model for the pitch axis is established with the dynamics of the gimbal boom.A novel attitude control method is proposed combining a path planning method with a measurable-rigid-information feedback controller.A proportion-integral(PI)state error feedback control law is designed,and an asymptotical stabilization condition for both rigid states and flexible modes is given.The numerical simulation results demonstrate the proposed control method can satisfy the rapidity and accuracy of attitude adjustment for solar sails.


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