Adaptive Attitude Control System for Space-Based Interceptor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18081
Amount: $48,894.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Coleman Research Corp.
9302 Lee Highway, Suite 800, Fairfax, VA, 22031
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Quang M. Lam
 (703) 934-7800
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Research Institution
An adaptive attitude control system for a space-based interceptor will ameliorate the effects of torque disturbances when firing a divert thruster with the line of force offset from its center of mass. The adaptive control algorithm is based on a simplified version of a model reference adaptive control concept. It possesses two features: (i) more robust performance for the interceptor guidance and control system under the influence of dynamic variations without the need of a parameter estimate, and (ii) ease of implementation, which is attractive to the enhancement of the interceptor performance. The adaptive control law is then configured together with the traditional fixed-gain controller to yield an optimal, reliable, and more robust performance architecture. This architecture can be applied to not only SDIO applications but also to a wider class of nonlinear and linear systems whose parameters are time-varying such as: robotic control, control of flexible space structure process control, and advanced self-repairing flight control systems.

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