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Formation Control

Published Technical Papers

P.K.C. Wang and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Coordination and control of multiple microspacecraft moving in formation,” J. Astro. Sci., Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 315--355, 1996.

R.W. Beard and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Constellation templates: An approach to autonomous formation flying,” in World Automation Congress, Anchorage, AK, 1998.

R.W. Beard, T.W. McLain, and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Fuel equalized retargeting for
separated spacecraft interferometry,” in Amer. Contr. Conf., 1998, pp. 1580--1584.

P.K.C. Wang, J. Yee, F.Y. Hadaegh, and K. Lau, “Experimental study of formation alignment of multiple autonomous air-levitated vehicles with rule-based controls,” J. Robotic Syst., Vol. 15, No. 10, pp. 559--580, 1998.

R.W. Beard and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Fuel optimization for unconstrained rotations of spacecraft formations,” J. Astro. Sci., Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 259--273, 1999.

R. W. Beard and F. Y. Hadaegh, “Finite thrust control for satellite formation flying with state constraints,” in Amer. Contr. Conf., 1999, pp. 4383--4387.

J. Lawton, R.W. Beard, and F.Y. Hadaegh, “An adaptive control approach to
satellite formation flying with relative distance constraints,” in Amer. Contr. Conf., 1999, pp. 1545--1549.

V. Manikonda, P.O. Arambel, M. Gopinathan, R.K. Mehra, and F.Y. Hadaegh, “A model predictive control-based approach for spacecraft formation keeping and attitude control,” in Amer. Contr. Conf., 1999, pp. 4258--4262.

M. Mesbahi and F.Y. Hadaegh, “A robust control approach for the formation flying of multiple spacecraft,” in European Contr. Conf., Karlsruhe, Germany, 1999.

P.K.C. Wang, F.Y. Hadaegh, and K. Lau, “Synchronized formation rotation and attitude control of multiple free-flying spacecraft,” J. Guid., Contr., & Dyn., Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 28--35, 1999.

P.K.C. Wang and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Minimum-fuel formation reconfiguration of multiple free-flying spacecraft,” J. Astro. Sci., Vol. 47, No. 1,2, pp. 77--102, 1999.

R.W. Beard, T.W. McLain, and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Fuel optimization for constrained rotation of spacecraft formations,” J. Guid., Contr., & Dyn., Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 339--346, 2001.

F.Y. Hadaegh, A.R. Ghavimi, G. Singh, and M. Quadrelli, “A centralized optimal controller for formation flying spacecraft,” in Int. Conf. Intel. Tech., 2000.

F.Y. Hadaegh, G. Singh, M. Quadrelli, and J. Shields, “Modeling and control of formation flying spacecraft in deep space and earth orbits,” in Wkshp. on TPF, 2000.

P.K.C. Wang and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Self-organizing control of multiple free-flying miniature spacecraft in formation,” in AIAA Guid., Nav.,& Contr. Conf., 2000.

R.W. Beard, J. Lawton, and F.Y. Hadaegh, “A coordination architecture for spacecraft formation control,” IEEE Trans. Contr. Syst. Tech., Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 777--790, 2001.

F.Y. Hadaegh, D.P. Scharf, and B. Kang, “Rule-based estimation and control for formation flying,” in Int. Conf. on Intel. Technologies, Bangkok, Thailand, 2001.

F.Y. Hadaegh, B.H. Kang, and D.P. Scharf, “Rule-based formation estimation of distributed spacecraft,” in IEEE Int. Conf. on Fuzzy Systems, 2001.

B.H. Kang, F.Y. Hadaegh, D.P. Scharf, and N.-P. Ke, “Decentralized and self-centered estimation architecture for formation flying of spacecraft,” in Int. Symp. on Space Flight Dynamics, Pasadena, CA, 2001.

J. Lawton, R.W. Beard, and F.Y. Hadaegh, “A projection approach to spacecraft attitude control,” in AAS Guid. and Contr. Conf., 2000, pp. 119--137.

J. Lawton, R.W. Beard, and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Elementary attitude formation maneuvers via leader-following and behavior-based control,” in AIAA Guid., Nav., & Contr. Conf., Denver, CO, 2000, pp. 1414--1424.

M. Mesbahi and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Mode and logic-based switching for the control of separated spacecraft optical interferometers,” J. Astro. Sci., Vol. 49, No. 3,4, 2001.

M. Mesbahi and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Formation flying control of multiple spacecraft via graphs, matrix inequalities and switching,” J. Guid., Contr., & Dyn., Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 369--377, 2001.

G. Singh and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Collision avoidance guidance for formation-flying applications,” in AIAA Guid.,Nav., & Contr. Conf., 2001.

P.K.C. Wang, J. Yee, and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Synchronized rotation of multiple autonomous spacecraft with rule-based controls, experimental study,” J. Guid., Contr., & Dyn., vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 352--359, 2001.

B.H. Kang, F.Y. Hadaegh, and D.P. Scharf, “The effects of interspacecraft communication time tag error on formation estimation,” in Int. Symp. Formation Flying Missions & Tech., Toulouse, France, 2002.

D.P. Scharf, F.Y. Hadaegh, and B.H. Kang, “On the validity of the double integrator approximation in deep space formation flying,” in Int. Symp. Formation Flying Missions & Technologies, Toulouse, France, 2002.

R.S. Smith and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Control topologies for deep space formation flying spacecraft,” in Amer. Contr. Conf., 2002, pp. 2836--2841.

Y. Kim, M. Mesbahi, and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Dual-spacecraft formation flying in deep space: Optimal collision-free reconfigurations,” J. Guid., Contr., & Dyn., Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 375--379, 2003.

Y. Kim, M. Mesbahi, and F.Y. Hadaegh, “Multiple-spacecraft reconfiguration through collision avoidance, bouncing, stalemates,” in Amer. Contr. Conf., 2003, pp. 1764--1769.

D.P. Scharf, S.R. Ploen, F.Y. Hadaegh, J.A. Keim, and L.H. Phan, “Guaranteed initialization of distributed spacecraft formations,” in AIAA Guid., Nav., & Contr. Conf., 2003.

D.P. Scharf, S.R. Ploen, and F.Y. Hadaegh, “A survey of spacecraft formation flying guidance and control (Part I): Guidance,” in Amer. Contr. Conf., 2003.

B. Acikmese, F. Y. Hadaegh, D. P. Scharf, and S. R. Ploen, "Formulation and analysis of stability for spacecraft formations," IET Control Theory and Applications, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 461-474, 2007.

F. Y. Hadaegh, G. Singh, B. Acikmese, D. P. Scharf, and M. Mandic, "Guidance and control of formation ßying spacecraft," in The path to autonomous robots, Springer-Verlag, NewYork, October, 2008.

B. Acikmese and M. Corless, "Stability analysis with quadratic Lyapunov functions: Some necessary and sufficient multiplier conditions", System and Control Letters, Vol. 57, Issue 1, pp. 78-94, 2008.

B. Acikmese, D. P. Scharf, J. M. Carson, and F. Y. Hadaegh, "Distributed estimation for spacecraft formations over time-varying sensor topologies," 17th IFAC World Conference, Korea, 2008.

D. P. Scharf, F. Y. Hadaegh,  A. C. Kuhnert, J. C. Kovalik, and B. Acikmese, "An integrated formation optical communication and estimation system for precision collaborative missions," 3rd International Symposium on Formation Flying Missions Technologies, Netherlands, 2008.

B. Acikmese, F. Y. Hadaegh, D. P. Scharf, and S.R. Ploen, "A formulation of stability for  spacecraft formations," in Proceedings of American Control Conference, June 2006.

D. P. Scharf, B. Acikmese, F. Y. Hadaegh, and S. R. Ploen, "A direct solution for fuel-optimal reactive collision avoidance of collaborating spacecraft," in Proceedings of American Control Conference, June 2006.

B. Acikmese, D. P. Scharf, E. Murray, and F. Y. Hadaegh, "A convex guidance algorithm for formation reconÞguration," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, August 2006.

J. Keim, B. Acikmese, and J. Shields, "Spacecraft inertia estimation via constrained least squares," in Proceedings of IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2006.

M. W. Regehr, B. Acikmese, A. Ahmed, M. Aung, P. MacNeal, J. Shields, G. Singh, R. Bailey, C. Bushnell, A. Hicke, B. Lytle, and R. E. Rassmussen, "The formation control testbed," in Proceedings of IEEE Aerospace Conference, Vol. 1, March 2004.

E. Mettler, B. Acikmese, W. Breckenridge, and E. Tubbs, "Earth atmosphere observatory formation at L2," Space 2004 Conference and Exhibit, September 2004.

B. Acikmese, E. Mettler, W. Breckenridge, and E. Tubbs, "L2 Earth atmosphere observatory: Formation guidance, metrology, and control synthesis," AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit, August 2004.

S. R. Ploen, D. P. Scharf, F. Y. Hadaegh, and B. Acikmese, "Dynamics of Earth orbiting formations," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit, August 2004.

B. Acikmese and M. Corless, "Robust tracking and disturbance rejection of bounded rate signals for uncertain/nonlinear systems," International Journal of Control, Vol. 76, No. 11, pp. 1129-1141, 2003.

L. Blackmore and F. Y. Hadaegh, "Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Attitude Estimation in Fractionated Spacecraft Systems," in the proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference 2009

L. Blackmore, S. Funiak and B. C. Williams, "A Combined Stochastic and Greedy Hybrid Estimation Capability for Concurrent Hybrid Models with Autonomous Mode Transitions," Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems 56 (2008) 105-129.

L. Blackmore, S. Rajamanoharan and B. C. Williams, "Active Estimation for Jump Markov Linear Systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Nov 2008, Volume 53, Issue 10, pages 2223-2236.

L. Blackmore, Askar Bektassov, Masahiro Ono and Brian C. Williams, "Robust, Optimal Predictive Control of Jump Markov Linear Systems using Particles," in Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, 2007 (Editors A. Bemporad, A. Bicchi and G. Buttazzo).

Scharf, D.P., Hadaegh, F.Y., and Ploen, S.R., "A Survey of Spacecraft Formation Flying Guidance and Control (Part II): Control," Proc. American Control Conf., Vol. 4, pp. 2976-2985, June, 2004.

Ploen, S.R., Hadaegh, F.Y., and Scharf, D.P., "Rigid Body Equations of Motion for Modeling and Control of Spacecraft Formations, Part I: Absolute Equations of Motion," Proc. American Control Conf., Vol. 4, pp. 3646-3653, June, 2004.

Bikdash, M., Hadaegh, Scharf, D., and Ploen, S. "Three-Dimensional Analysis of Basic Acquisition Algorithms in Deep Space," Proc. American Control Conf., Vol. 4, pp. 3447-3453, June, 2004.

Scharf, D.P., Ploen, S.R., Hadaegh, F.Y., and G.A. Sohl, "Guaranteed Spatial Initialization of Distributed Spacecraft Formations," AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Paper No. 2004-4893, August, 2004

Ploen, S.R., Hadaegh, F.Y., and Scharf, D.P., "Dynamics of Earth Orbiting Formations," AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Paper No. 2004-5134, August, 2004.

Scharf, D.P., Hadaegh, F.Y., Rahman, Z.R., Shields, J.H., Singh, G., and Wette, M.R., "An Overview of the Formation and Attitude Control System for the Terrestrial Planet Finder Formation Flying Interferometer," 2nd International Symposium on Formation Flying Missions and Technologies, Washington, D.C., September, 2004.

Scharf, D.P., Hadaegh, F.Y., and S.R., Ploen, "Precision Formation Delta-V Requirements for Distributed Platforms in Earth Orbit," Proc. SPIE: Enabling Sensor and Platform Technologies for Spaceborne Remote Sensing, Vol. 5659, Komar, G.J., Wang, J., and Kimura, T., eds., January, 2005.

Ploen, S.R., Scharf, D.P., and Hadaegh, F.Y., and Bikdash, M., "Guaranteed Initialization of Distributed Spacecraft Formations," Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 52(4), pp. 495-515, 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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