Title: Proportional-derivative-acceleration controller design for spacecraft with flexible appendages

Authors: Anirudh Agarwal; George Vukovich

Addresses: Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, York University, 4700 Keele Street, North York, M3J 1P3, Canada ' Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, York University, 4700 Keele Street, North York, M3J 1P3, Canada

Abstract: A design methodology for certain third order systems is demonstrated using the root locus method, and extended and applied to a simple SISO model of a single axis of a flexible spacecraft with sensor and actuator dynamics included. The controller, including derivative and acceleration feedback, is tuned for the flexible spacecraft system to improve its steady state and transient performance. A numerical example then demonstrates the features of the controller.

Keywords: flexible spacecraft; acceleration feedback; root locus design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSPACESE.2019.10018483

International Journal of Space Science and Engineering, 2019 Vol.5 No.2, pp.123 - 137

Received: 09 Mar 2018
Accepted: 08 May 2018

Published online: 15 Jan 2019 *

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