On the attitude stabilization of rigid spacecraft. (English) Zbl 0733.93051

Summary: While rigid body models for spacecraft with two controls are locally controllable and locally reachable for most actuator configurations, these systems cannot be locally asymptotically stabilized by smooth feedback, but using methods from a general nonlinear feedback design theory, feedback laws are derived which control the closed-loop trajectories to a revolute motion about an axis of rotation.


93C95 Application models in control theory
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