This course first introduces the rotational kinematics which is essential for implementing the satellite attitude control. This is followed by comprehensive introduction to the subject matters of satellite/rigid body rotational dynamics. Finally, the attitude control of satellites using reaction wheels, control moment gyros, magnetic/Lorentz force actuators, and thrusters are introduced.
1. Modern Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, by M. H. Kaplan, John Wiely & Sons 2. Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, by Marcel J. Sidi, Cambridge University Press, U.K. 3. Fundamental Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, by Weiduo Ho, Wiely, Singapore 4. Spacecraft Dynamics and Cotrol: An Introduction, by Anton H.J. de Ruiter, Christopher J. Damaren, and James R. Forbes, Wiely, U.K.
Week 1 : Attitude Kinematics Week 2 : Attitude Kinematics Week 3 : Attitude Dynamics Week 4 : Attitude Dynamics Week 5 : Stability of Torque Free Rotation Week 6 : Gravity Gradient Modeling and Stabilization Week 7 : Spin Stabilized Satellite Week 8 : Satellite Attitude Control using Reaction wheels and Control Moment Gyros Week 9 : Satellite Attitude Control using Reaction wheels and Control Moment Gyros Week 10 : Attitude Stabilization using Magnetic Torquer and Lorentz Force Week 11 : Attitude Cotrol using Thrusters Week 12 : Attitude Control using Solar Sails