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Architecture for Combined Energy and Attitude Control System

Ibrahim Mustafa Mehedi, Renuganth Varatharajoo, Harlisya Harun and Mohd Nizam Filipski


Combining the energy and attitude control system is a feasible technology for small satellites to improve the space missions. In this Combined Energy and Attitude Control System (CEACS) a double rotating flywheel is used to replace the conventional battery for energy storage as well as to control the attitude of an earth oriented satellite. Each flywheel is to be controlled in the torque mode. The energy and attitude inputs for the flywheels' control architecture are also in the torque mode. All related mathematical representation along with the relevant transfer functions and the required numerical calculation are developed. The goals are to analyze the attitude performance with respect to the ideal and non-ideal test cases for a chosen reference mission.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 2 No. 1, 2005, 430-435


Submitted On: 30 July 2005 Published On: 31 January 2005

How to Cite: Mehedi, I. M., Varatharajoo, R., Harun, H. & Filipski, M. N. (2005). Architecture for Combined Energy and Attitude Control System. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 2(1), 430-435.

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  • Attitude Control
  • Energy Storage
  • Flywheel