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Observer-based multi-objective parametric design for spacecraft with super flexible netted antennas

Abstract

A multi-objective parametric design method that based on the robust observer is proposed for the attitude control of satellites with super flexible netted antennas. First, a parametric observer-based controller is obtained based on the eigen-structure assignment theory. The closed-loop poles are assigned to desired positions or regions, and full degrees of freedom of the design, which are characterized by a set of parameters, are preserved under the proposed control law. Second, the obtained parameters are comprehensively optimized to make the closed-loop system have lower eigenvalue sensitivity, a smaller control gain, and stronger tolerance to high-order unmodeled dynamics and external disturbances. Finally, comparative simulations are carried out based on practical engineering parameters of a satellite in order to verify the effect of the proposed method, and also to show their superiority over the traditional proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller with filters and the traditional dynamic compensators.

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This work was supported by Major Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61690210, 61690212), Self-Planned Task of State Key Laboratory of Robotics and System (HIT) (Grant No. SKLRS201716A), and National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61333003). The authors are very grateful to the anonymous reviewers for their meaningful suggestions and comments.

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Prof. Guang-Ren DUAN received his B.S. degree in applied mathemetics, and both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in control systems sciences. He is a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the IEEE, IET, and CAA (Chinese Association of Automation), and the Founder and Director of the Center for Control Theory and Guidance Technology at HIT (Harbin Institute of Technology), China.

After receiving his Ph.D. degree from HIT in 1989, Prof. Duan took a post-doctoral position at HIT, where he became a professor of control systems theory when he finished the program in 1991. He visited the University of Hull, UK, and the University of Sheffield, UK, from December 1996 to October 1998, and worked as a member of academic staff at the Queen’s University of Belfast, UK, from October 1998 to October 2002. He won the 4th Chinese National Youth Award of Science and Technology in 1994, the Fund for Cross-Century Talents of the MEPRC (Ministry of Education of China) in 1997, and the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of NSFC (Natural Science Foundation of China) in 1999. One year later, he was selected by the Cheung Kong Scholars Program of the MEPRC. He was elected leader of a Cheung Kong Scholars Innovative Team sponsored by the MEPRC, in 2005, and leader of an Innovative Research Group sponsored by NSFC, in 2009.

He served at several international conferences and symposiums, as General Chair, Associate General Chair, Chair and Co-Chair of IPCs, and member of IPCs, etc., and also served as Associate Editor of a few academic journals. He has been invited as a keynote speaker at more than 20 international conferences, and has been a member of the Science and Technology Committee of the MEPRC, the Information Branch; Vice President of the Technical Committee on Control Theory, CAA; and Associate Director of the Foundation Committee for “Zhao-Zhi GUAN” Award.

His main research interests include parametric control systems design, robust control, quasi-linear control systems, descriptor systems, spacecraft control, and magnetic bearing control. He is the author and co-author of 5 books and more than 270 SCI journal publications. Particularly, he has published over 40 papers in Automatica and IEEE Transactions, and has published two books with CRC Press (Taylor & Francis), one with Springer, and one in Chinese with the Science Press. The last one has won two national book awards, namely, the 8th National Best Book Award of Science and Technology, and the 11th National Book Award of China. Furthermore, as a principal investigator, he has won two Chinese National Awards of Natural Sciences, one on “Parametric approaches for robust control systems design with applications”, awarded in 2008, the other on “Parametric approaches for constrained control systems design with applications”, awarded in 2015. Because of his achievements, he has been given the title of National Outstanding Scientific and Technical Worker.

He has supervised 75 master students and 68 Ph.D. students. Among these students, there is one who has been elected member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and one who has been selected by both the NSFC program of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and the Cheung Kong Scholars Program of the MEPRC. Besides these, there are also two winners of the Chinese National Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, and two winners of the Fund for New Century Talents by the MEPRC.

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Duan, GR., Zhao, TY. Observer-based multi-objective parametric design for spacecraft with super flexible netted antennas. Sci. China Inf. Sci. 63, 172002 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-020-2916-8

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Keywords

  • parametric design of control systems
  • multi-objective designs
  • robust observers
  • super flexible spacecraft
  • parameter perturbations
  • high-order flexible modes