Saturated adaptive relative motion coordination of docking ports in space close-range rendezvous
journal contributionposted on 17.09.2020 by Liang Sun, Jingjing Jiang
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An adaptive relative pose controller for docking ports of two uncertain spacecraft in autonomous rendezvous and docking is developed. A novel relative translational and rotational model represented in the chaser body-fixed frame is derived firstly based on the classical Newton-Euler equations. Based on the proposed model, a six-degrees-of-freedom adaptive control law is presented based on norm-wise estimations for the unknown parameters of two spacecraft to decrease the online computational burden. Meanwhile, an adaptive robust control input is designed by introducing an exponential function of states to improve the response performance with respect to the traditional adaptive robust control. Moreover, a linear anti-windup compensator is employed to ensure the bounded performance of the control inputs. The explicit tuning rules for designing parameters are derived based on the stability analysis of the closed-loop system. It is proved in Lyapunov framework that all closed-loop signals are always bounded and the pose tracking error ultimately converges to a small neighborhood of zero. Simulation results validate the performance of the proposed robust adaptive control strategy.
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National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61903025)
China Scholarship Council (No. 201906465028)
Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Nos. FRFBD-19-002A, FRF-GF-18-0028B)
- Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering
- Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering