Low-cost Test System for 1U CubeSat Attitude Control with Reaction Wheels

Pablo R. Yanyachi, Hammerly Mamani-Valencia, Brayan Espinoza-Garcia

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Abstract

CubeSat development is becoming one of the most important research topics due to the growing interest of American countries in developing their aerospace technology. The main aim of this work is to simulate a 1U CubeSat Dynamics and develop a test system to allow students to probe their attitude control algorithms. The test system has four parts: a ball-type Dyson sphere air bearing, a Prototype of a CubeSat that includes reaction wheels as actuators, an Onboard computer based on an ARM Cortex M4 TM4C123G, and a PC Software interface. In its preliminary stages, the system allows testing attitude control algorithms for small Euler Angles and monitors reaction wheel parameters such as rates and currents. For the 1U CubeSat simulation, a linear mathematical model, a PID attitude controller, and a PID torque controller are proposed guidelines for attitude control algorithm designs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE Biennial Congress of Argentina, ARGENCON 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665480147
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE Biennial Congress of Argentina, ARGENCON 2022 - San Juan, Argentina
Duration: 7 Sep 20229 Sep 2022

Publication series

Name2022 IEEE Biennial Congress of Argentina, ARGENCON 2022

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE Biennial Congress of Argentina, ARGENCON 2022
Country/TerritoryArgentina
CitySan Juan
Period7/09/229/09/22

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors are grateful for the support provided by the Center for Acquisition and Processing of Satellite Data (CAPDS) located in the Pedro Paulet Astronomical and Aerospace Institute (IAAPP) of the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Attitude control
  • Attitude Test System
  • CubeSat
  • Dyson Sphere
  • Reaction Wheels

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