Spacecraft robust attitude tracking design: PID control approach

Long Life Show Show, Jyh Ching Juang, Chen Tsung Lin, Ying Wen Jan

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The paper presents a robust PID control design method for spacecraft attitude tracking. Spacecraft control for large-angle control is subject to nonlinear couplings and uncertainties. Although nonlinear robust control design methods, such as nonlinear H control can be applied to address these issues. The solving of the associated Hamilton-Jacobi equation is often extremely complicated and the resulting controller is not easy to implement. In the paper, the PID controller architecture is assumed for the spacecraft attitude control and concepts in nonlinear H control theory are applied to obtain robustness properties. Results both PD control and PID control are derived and applied to the ROCSAT-3 satellite of science model system for verification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1360-1365
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2002 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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