Spacecraft spin axis attitude determination

(1992) Spacecraft spin axis attitude determination. Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on, 28.


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A mathematical formulation of the spacecraft spin axis attitude determination problem in the form of a norm constrained-least-squares minimization problem is provided. The formulation has a mathematically transparent interpretation as a search for the optimal unit vector on the surface of the unit sphere. Two algorithms are developed and compared by simulation. The results show a tradeoff between estimation accuracy and computational requirements. One algorithm is about three times more accurate than the other and is therefore recommended even though it requires about 20% more in computer storage and operations, and about 50% more in central processing unit time

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Computer
Department: College of Computing and Mathematics > lndustrial and Systems Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Admin Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2008 13:19
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 14:03