This study presents a dynamic quadratic-optimal (DQO) output feedback controller for satellite formation reconfiguration based on a linear matrix inequality (LMI) approach. A relative motion model involving communication topology of formation flying on a circular reference orbit is established through graph theory. As the design of a static quadratic-optimal (SQO) output feedback controller was determined to be infeasible, emphasis is placed on designing a DQO output feedback controller. Introducing an impulse function enables us to transform the original DQO output feedback control (DQO-OFC) problem into an optimal L2-norm problem, which can be solved in the standard frame of an LMI approach. It is infeasible to employ a conventional substitution method to treat a nonlinear term with a quadratic form. Thus, an elimination method is adopted in order to address nonlinear terms in the matrix inequalities to obtain a set of equivalent LMIs. Additional control quantities are developed in order to retain the formation configuration in a non-zero state. Simulation results demonstrate validity and functionality of the proposed DQO output feedback controller.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was supported by the Global Surveillance Research Center (GSRC) program funded by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) and the Agency for Defense Development (ADD) of Korea.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Aerospace Engineering