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dc.creatorBell, Mark Jamesen_US
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to, referencing the URI of the item.en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research is to control the attitude of rigid and flexible spacecraft in three-dimensions in a minimal amount of time. Vibration suppression will be accomplished passively using input smoothing, which is extremely important when dealing with flexible structures. Additionally, a closed form solution to the open-loop control problem is desirable to limit the computational requirements of performing a complex three-dimensional maneuver. A robust Liapunov tracking controller, which is used to regulate the effects of modeling errors and nonlinear effects, is also presented.en_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en_US
dc.subjectaerospace engineering.en_US
dc.subjectMajor aerospace engineering.en_US
dc.titleNear-minimum-time three-dimensional maneuvers of rigid and flexible spacecraften_US
dc.typeThesisen_US engineeringen_US
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