SATELLITE GUIDANCE AND CONTROL DURING OPERATIVE OPTOELECTRONIC IMAGERY FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Keywords: Spacecraft, Guidance, Attitude Determination and Control, Areal Land Surveying, Disaster Management
Abstract. We consider problems on surveying the Earth surface during operative optoelectronic imagery for disaster management with respect to attitude guidance and control of the agile spacecraft. The land surveying is carried out by a set of extended orthodromic routes of scanning optoelectronic observation for a given part of the Earth surface. We present developed methods for synthesis of nonlinear guidance and attitude control laws, dynamic research of the spacecraft attitude control system with the satellite astroinertial attitude determination and digital control by the excessive gyro moment cluster. We present results on the efficiency of the developed vector spline guidance laws, algorithms for discrete filtering and the digital gyromoment control of a satellite orientation during the areal landsurveying of Istanbul neighborhoods for the spacecraft on sun-synchronous orbit with altitude of 720 km when the allowed deviation of the target line from Nadir is within the cone with semi-angle of 40 deg.