A Mathematical Formulation of a Large Space Structure Control Problem.
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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This paper presents an abstract-mathematical formulation of a Large Space Structure Control problem. The physical apparatus consists of a softly supported antenna attached to the space shuttle by a flexible beam-like truss. The control objective is to slew the antenna on command within the given accuracy and maintaining stability. The control forces and torques are applied at the shuttle end as well as the antenna end and in addition provision is made for a small number of 2-axis proof-mass actuators along the beam. The beam motion is modelled by partial differential equations. Of the variety of Control problems possible we touch only on the time-optimal probable. Author
- Theoretical Mathematics
- Unmanned Spacecraft