Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Magnetic Attitude Control for Satellites in Polar or Sun-Synchronous Orbits
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Aerospace industry,
  • Aeronautical engineering,
  • Flight mechanics
Information
Abstract
In this work, a new law for magnetic control of satellites in near-polar orbits is presented. This law has been developed for the UMPSat-2 microsatellite, which has been designed and manufactured by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid. The control law is a modification of the B-dot strategy that enables the satellite to control the rotation rate. Besides, the satellite?s equilibrium state is characterized by having the rotation axis perpendicular to the orbit?s plane. The control law described in the present work only needs magnetometers and magnetorquers, as sensors and actuators, respectively, to carry out a successful attitude control on the spacecraft. A description of the analysis is included. Performance and applicability of the proposed method have been demonstrated by control dynamics together with Monte Carlo techniques and by implementing the control law in the UPMSat-2 mission simulator. Results show good performance in terms of acquisition and stability of the satellite rotation rate and orientation with respect to its orbit?s plane.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Journal of Guidance, Control, And Dynamics
ISBN
0731-5090
Impact factor JCR
1
Impact info
Volume
10.2514/1.G000751
Journal number
From page
1
To page
12
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Javier Cubas Cano (UPM)
  • Autor: Assal Farrahi . (UPM)
  • Autor: Santiago Pindado Carrion (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Desarrollo y Ensayos Aeroespaciales
  • Departamento: Sistemas Aeroespaciales, Transporte Aéreo y Aeropuertos
S2i 2019 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)