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Control topologies for deep space formation flying spacecraft

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2 Author(s)
Smith, R.S. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., California Univ., Santa Barbara, CA, USA ; Hadaegh, F.Y.

A deep space satellite formation can be specified in terms of the relative satellite positions and absolute satellite orientations. Redundancy in the relative position specification generates a family of control topologies with equivalent stability and reference tracking performance. We give a characterization of this equivalence and show that there exists a control topology which achieves a global tracking objective using only local controllers. This local relative topology can be implemented without requiring communication between the formation spacecraft.

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American Control Conference, 2002. Proceedings of the 2002  (Volume:4 )

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