Three-axis magnetic attitude control using pseudospectral control law in eccentric orbits Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper is an extension of our previous paper on the magnetic attitude stabilization of satellites in circular low Earth orbits (LEO). Here we apply the pseudospectral control law to magnetic attitude control of satellites in eccentric LEO orbits. Our results show that three-axis magnetic attitude stabilization is achieved by using the pseudospectral control law via the receding horizon control in eccentric orbits. The maximum inertia axis should be set as roll or yaw axis and the residual librations errors are within 1 degree for the eccentricity 0.1.

published proceedings

  • Advances in the Astronautical Sciences

author list (cited authors)

  • Yan, H., & Alfriend, K. T.

complete list of authors

  • Yan, H||Alfriend, KT

publication date

  • December 2006