Simulation modeling of satellite attitude control system based on quaternion feedback

Rui Jiang, Jiao Long Wei, Zhaohui Cen

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With the reaction wheel model and attitude sensor model being embedded in, the complete model of attitude control system is able to simulate the real Satellite Attitude Control System (SACS) at a component level. Quaternion feedback is employed for the control law design so that it enables the proposed controller to avoid singular position in numerical procedure. And the asymptotic stability was proved. As the real-time simulation experiments were made, it turned out that this simulation model can accurately perform as the SACS in real.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6260-6265
Number of pages6
JournalXitong Fangzhen Xuebao / Journal of System Simulation
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • Attitude control
  • Attitude determination
  • Quaternion
  • Reaction wheel
  • Simulation model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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