ADVENTURES OF 3 ANALYSTS IN THE WONDERFUL OF EXPERIMENTAL SPACECRAFT CONTROL Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • Analytical and experimental results are presented of a Lyapunov approach to designing globally stabilizing controllers for large nonlinear motions of distributed parameter systems. The configuration studied is a nine-body, hub-appendage system consisting of five rigid bodies interconnected by four flexible beams. The control is designed such that a compromise is achieved between vibration suppression and maneuver time. The method allows the form of rigorously stabilizing control laws for a nonlinear distributed parameter system to be established before discretization and order-reduction approximations are introduced.

author list (cited authors)

  • JUNKINS, J. L., RAHMAN, Z. H., BANG, H., & IEEE, C.

publication date

  • December 1990