Synthesis and analysis of geomagnetic control using attitude sensor data. Case of sun sensor and magnetometer use
An active magnetic control synthesis for attitude guidance of «Chibis-M» microsatellite is considered. The only information required is the data from the sun sensor. Applicability of a control to achieve solar panels sun-pointing is studied. Equations of motions are analytically solved using averaging technique. The behavior of a system with respect to initial conditions and orbit parameters is studied.
active magnetic control, control algorithm, averaged geomagnetic field model, sun attitude