INVESTIGATION OF THE ACQUISITION PROBLEM IN SATELLITE ATTITUDE CONTROL.
Final rept., 1 Apr 64-31 Mar 65,
TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS REDONDO BEACH CALIF
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The acquisition function of a spacecraft attitude control system consists of properly orienting the vehicle with respect to specified reference directions starting from large initial attitude and rate errors. The resulting control system design problem was examined by establishing suitable mathematical representations, comparing competing control concepts, developing a practical optimization approach, and evaluating a new technique for applying Lyapunov stability theory to the acquisition problem. Author
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