Experimental evaluation of model predictive control and inverse dynamics control for spacecraft proximity and docking maneuvers

Experimental evaluation of model predictive control and inverse dynamics control for spacecraft... An experimental campaign has been conducted to evaluate the performance of two different guidance and control algorithms on a multi-constrained docking maneuver. The evaluated algorithms are model predictive control (MPC) and inverse dynamics in the virtual domain (IDVD). A linear–quadratic approach with a quadratic programming solver is used for the MPC approach. A nonconvex optimization problem results from the IDVD approach, and a nonlinear programming solver is used. The docking scenario is constrained by the presence of a keep-out zone, an entry cone, and by the chaser’s maximum actuation level. The performance metrics for the experiments and numerical simulations include the required control effort and time to dock. The experiments have been conducted in a ground-based air-bearing test bed, using spacecraft simulators that float over a granite table. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png CEAS Space Journal Springer Journals

Experimental evaluation of model predictive control and inverse dynamics control for spacecraft proximity and docking maneuvers

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Publisher
Springer Vienna
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by CEAS (outside the USA)
Subject
Engineering; Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
ISSN
1868-2502
eISSN
1868-2510
D.O.I.
10.1007/s12567-017-0155-7
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Abstract

An experimental campaign has been conducted to evaluate the performance of two different guidance and control algorithms on a multi-constrained docking maneuver. The evaluated algorithms are model predictive control (MPC) and inverse dynamics in the virtual domain (IDVD). A linear–quadratic approach with a quadratic programming solver is used for the MPC approach. A nonconvex optimization problem results from the IDVD approach, and a nonlinear programming solver is used. The docking scenario is constrained by the presence of a keep-out zone, an entry cone, and by the chaser’s maximum actuation level. The performance metrics for the experiments and numerical simulations include the required control effort and time to dock. The experiments have been conducted in a ground-based air-bearing test bed, using spacecraft simulators that float over a granite table.

Journal

CEAS Space JournalSpringer Journals

Published: May 22, 2017

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