Automatic Control of Spacecraft

  • Ashish Tewari
Part of the Control Engineering book series (CONTRENGIN)


To design and analyze planar orbit control systems, including orbit shape control with radial and tangential thrust, and nonlinear thrust vectoring for de-orbiting a satellite from circular orbit. To design and analyze nonlinear orbital plane control systems, including those based upon switching thrust direction and smooth thrust modulation. To design and analyze spacecraft attitude control systems with impulsive thrust, reaction wheels, momentum wheels, and control moment gyros, and taking into account gravity-gradient and solar radiation disturbances.


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Aerospace EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyKanpurIndia

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