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High order optimal feedback control of low-thrust orbital transfers with saturating actuators

DiLizia, P, Armellin, R, Morselli, A and Bernelli-Zazzera, F (2012) High order optimal feedback control of low-thrust orbital transfers with saturating actuators In: 1st IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems (DyCoSS), 2012-03-19 - 2012-03-21, Porto, Portugal.

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Optimal feedback control is classically based on linear approximations, whose accuracy drops off rapidly in highly nonlinear dynamics. Several nonlinear optimal feedback control strategies have appeared in recent years. Among them, differential algebraic techniques have already been used to tackle nonlinearities by expanding the solution of the optimal control problem about a reference trajectory and reducing the computation of optimal feedback control laws to the evaluation of high order polynomials. However, the resulting high order method could not handle control saturation constraints, which remain a critical facet of nonlinear optimal feedback control. This work introduces the management of saturating actuators in the differential algebraic method. More specifically, the constraints are included in the optimal control problem formulation and differential algebra is used to expand the associated optimal bang-bang solution with respect to initial and terminal conditions. Optimal feedback control laws for thrust direction and switching times are again computed by evaluating the resulting polynomials. Illustrative applications are presented in the frame of the optimal low-thrust transfer to asteroid 1996 FG3.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Subjects : Electronic Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
DiLizia, P
Armellin, R
Morselli, A
Bernelli-Zazzera, F
Date : 2012
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2012 American Astronautical Society
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Date Deposited : 09 Dec 2016 14:23
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 19:00

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