Volume 6, 2013Progress in Flight Dynamics, Guidance, Navigation, Control, Fault Detection, and Avionics
|Page(s)||209 - 228|
|Section||Guidance and control|
|Published online||02 December 2013|
Vega roll and attitude control system algorithms trade-off study
GMV, P.T.M Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain
2 CIRA Via Maiorise, Capua 81043, Italy
3 ELV 22 Corso Garibaldi, Colleferro 00034, Italy
This paper describes the trade-off study for the selection of the most suitable algorithms for the Roll and Attitude Control System (RACS) within the FPS-A program, aimed at developing the new Flight Program Software of VEGA Launcher. Two algorithms were analyzed: Switching Lines (SL) and Quaternion Feedback Regulation. Using a development simulation tool that models two critical flight phases (Long Coasting Phase (LCP) and Payload Release (PLR) Phase), both algorithms were assessed with Monte Carlo batch simulations for both of the phases. The statistical outcomes of the results demonstrate a 100 percent success rate for Quaternion Feedback Regulation, and support the choice of this method.
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