Magnetic system for controlling the angular motion of a micro-satellite

1Lebedev, DV, 2Tkachenko, AI, 1Shtepa, Yu.N
1V.M. Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
2International Research and Training Center for Information Technologies and Systems of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 1996, 2 ;(3):17–25
Section: Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
Publication Language: Russian
An algorithmic support for the attitude control and stabilization system of a small spacecraft (micro-satellite) is considered. This system uses geomagnetic field effects only in both the measuring subsystem and the control subsystem. Fast solution is attained for the orientation and stabilization problem with any initial spacecraft attitude and large angular rates by means of effective algorithms for state estimation and control.
Keywords: attitude control, micro-satellite, stabilization
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