Fundamentals of Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control

  • F. Landis Markley
  • John L. Crassidis

Part of the Space Technology Library book series (SPTL, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. F. Landis Markley, John L. Crassidis
    Pages 1-16
  3. F. Landis Markley, John L. Crassidis
    Pages 17-65
  4. F. Landis Markley, John L. Crassidis
    Pages 67-122
  5. F. Landis Markley, John L. Crassidis
    Pages 123-181
  6. F. Landis Markley, John L. Crassidis
    Pages 183-233
  7. F. Landis Markley, John L. Crassidis
    Pages 235-285
  8. F. Landis Markley, John L. Crassidis
    Pages 287-343
  9. F. Landis Markley, John L. Crassidis
    Pages 345-359
  10. F. Landis Markley, John L. Crassidis
    Pages 361-364
  11. F. Landis Markley, John L. Crassidis
    Pages 365-402
  12. F. Landis Markley, John L. Crassidis
    Pages 403-424
  13. F. Landis Markley, John L. Crassidis
    Pages 425-474
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 475-486

About this book

Introduction

This book explores topics that are central to the field of spacecraft attitude determination and control. The authors provide rigorous theoretical derivations of significant algorithms accompanied by a generous amount of qualitative discussions of the subject matter. The book documents the development of the important concepts and methods in a manner accessible to practicing engineers, graduate-level engineering students and applied mathematicians. It includes detailed examples from actual mission designs to help ease the transition from theory to practice, and also provides prototype algorithms that are readily available on the author’s website.

Subject matter includes both theoretical derivations and practical implementation of spacecraft attitude determination and control systems. It provides detailed derivations for attitude kinematics and dynamics, and provides detailed description of the most widely used attitude parameterization, the quaternion. This title also provides a thorough treatise of attitude dynamics including Jacobian elliptical functions. It is the first known book to provide detailed derivations and explanations of state attitude determination, and gives readers real-world examples from actual working spacecraft missions. The subject matter is chosen to fill the void of existing textbooks and treatises, especially in state and dynamics attitude determination. MATLAB code of all examples will be provided through an external website.

Keywords

Attitude Dynamics Attitude Kinematics Attitude Parameterization Elliptical Functions Prototype Algorithms Quaternion Definition Space Mission Design Spacecraft Attitude Determination Spacecraft Control Spacecraft Design Theoretical Derivations

Authors and affiliations

  • F. Landis Markley
    • 1
  • John L. Crassidis
    • 2
  1. 1.NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterAttitude Control Systems Engineering BranchGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of Buffalo State University of New YorkAmherstUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-0802-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0801-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0802-8
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