Reduced-attitude stabilization for spacecraft boresight pointing using magnetorquers
Fabio Celanidownload PDF
Abstract. This paper presents a method for achieving a desired boresight pointing of an instrument on a spacecraft using only magnetorquers as torque actuators. The desired pointing direction is inertially fixed. The proposed method is of proportional-derivate type and stabilizes the boresight pointing. Numerical simulations illustrate the effectiveness of the method and show that convergence to the desired pointing direction occurs faster than employing a three-axis stabilization approach.
Boresight Pointing, Magnetorquers, Reduced Attitude, Stability
Published online 11/1/2023, 4 pages
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Citation: Fabio Celani, Reduced-attitude stabilization for spacecraft boresight pointing using magnetorquers, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 37, pp 611-614, 2023
The article was published as article 133 of the book Aeronautics and Astronautics
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