A multilevel control approach for a modular structured space platformA three axis mathematical representation of a modular assembled space platform consisting of interconnected discrete masses, including a deployable truss module, was derived for digital computer simulation. The platform attitude control system as developed to provide multilevel control utilizing the Gauss-Seidel second level formulation along with an extended form of linear quadratic regulator techniques. The objectives of the multilevel control are to decouple the space platform's spatial axes and to accommodate the modification of the platform's configuration for each of the decoupled axes.
Chichester, F. D. (Bendix Corp. Teterboro, N.J., United States)
Borelli, M. T. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
August 10, 2013
November 1, 1981
Publication: AGARD Spacecraft Pointing and Position Control