Real-time optimal state feedback control for tethered subsatellite system. (English) Zbl 0855.49025

Real-time optimal state feedback control is applied successfully to a control problem of the tethered subsatellite system. The stabilized continuation method converts the two-point boundary-value problem into the initial-value problem, and the optimal state feedback controller is derived from the receding horizon control method. Results of numerical simulation show that the subsatellite is well controlled for the terminal state during deployment and retrieval phases.


49N70 Differential games and control
49N75 Pursuit and evasion games
49N35 Optimal feedback synthesis
70M20 Orbital mechanics
49N10 Linear-quadratic optimal control problems
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