An attitude control sysytem design based on the TURKSAT-1B geostationary satellite

Tekinalp O. , Uslu O., Tulunay Y.

COSPAR Colloquium on Microsatellites as Research Tools, Tainan, Tayvan, 14 - 17 Aralık 1997, cilt.10, ss.143-151 identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Tainan
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Tayvan
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.143-151


Attitude control algorithms for a geostationary satellite which employs a strap down momentum wheel gyro for pitch control and thrusters for roll control is developed. Pitch control is realised using a ladder network type Schmitt triggers with hysteresis and a feedback lag circuit. An effectiveness of the design is demonstrated. Roll control law uses thruster on/off control scheme. The effect of thruster pulse amplitude and pulse duration on fuel consumption is investigated, and a proper pair are given.