Inertia parameter and attitude estimation of space noncooperative tumbling target based on a two-step method

@article{Qiu2017InertiaPA,
  title={Inertia parameter and attitude estimation of space noncooperative tumbling target based on a two-step method},
  author={Shuang Qiu and Yanning Guo and Jingyi Xing and Guangfu Ma},
  journal={IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society},
  year={2017},
  pages={6555-6560}
}
This paper presents a new two-step method to estimate the ratios of the moment of inertia, the direction of the angular momentum in inertial frame, the attitude and angular velocity of the space noncooperative tumbling target, based on the measured relative attitude from the servicing spacecraft. At the beginning, the target's body frame should be determined based on its geometrical shapes. In the first step, by utilizing the conservation of angular momentum and kinematic equations, the ratios… CONTINUE READING