Volume 6, 2013Progress in Flight Dynamics, Guidance, Navigation, Control, Fault Detection, and Avionics
|Page(s)||137 - 158|
|Section||Guidance and control|
|Published online||02 December 2013|
Model predictive control application to spacecraft rendezvous in mars sample return scenario
Thales Alenia Space (TAS) Italia 253 Strada Antica di Collegno, Torino 10146, Italy
2 GMV 11 Isaac Newton, PTM Tres Cantos, Madrid 28760, Spain
3 Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering University of Trento Trento, Italy
4 Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge Cambridge, U.K.
5 Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol Bristol, U.K.
Model Predictive Control (MPC) is an optimization-based control strategy that is considered extremely attractive in the autonomous space rendezvous scenarios. The Online Recon¦guration Control System and Avionics Architecture (ORCSAT) study addresses its applicability in Mars Sample Return (MSR) mission, including the implementation of the developed solution in a space representative avionic architecture system. With respect to a classical control solution High-integrity Autonomous RendezVous and Docking control system (HARVD), MPC allows a signi¦cant performance improvement both in trajectory and in propellant save. Furthermore, thanks to the online optimization, it allows to identify improvements in other areas (i. e., at mission de¦nition level) that could not be known a priori.
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