Pulse-based periodic control for spacecraft formation flying

  title={Pulse-based periodic control for spacecraft formation flying},
  author={Qiguo and Vikram Kapilal and Andrew G. Sparks},
Distributed spacecraft formation flying has been identified as an enabling technology by NASA and the U.S. Air Force for several future space missions. Implementation of the distributed spacecraft formation flying concept requires tight, autonomous, cooperative, real-time control of the relative distance and attitude between the participating spacecraft. In this paper, we develop a pulse-based, periodic gain, linear control design framework, which uses only an intermittent control action and… CONTINUE READING


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