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Fault-Tolerant Attitude Control of Spacecraft - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323898638

Fault-Tolerant Attitude Control of Spacecraft

1st Edition

Authors: Qinglei Hu Bing Xiao Bo Li Youmin Zhang
Paperback ISBN: 9780323898638
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st July 2021
Page Count: 300
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Fault Tolerant Attitude Control of Spacecraft presents the fundamentals of spacecraft fault tolerant attitude control systems, along with the most recent research and advanced, nonlinear control techniques. This book gives researchers a self-contained guide to the complex tasks of envisaging, designing, implementing and experimenting by presenting designs for integrated modeling, dynamics, fault tolerant attitude control, and fault reconstruction for spacecraft. Specifically, the book gives a full literature review and presents preliminaries and mathematical models, robust fault tolerant attitude control, fault tolerant attitude control with actuator saturation, velocity-free fault tolerant attitude control, finite-time fault tolerant attitude tracking control, and active fault tolerant attitude contour.

Finally, the book looks at the future of this interesting topic, offering readers a one-stop solution for those working on fault tolerant attitude control for spacecraft.

Key Features

  • Presents the fundamentals of fault tolerant attitude control systems for spacecraft in one practical solution
  • Gives the latest research and thinking on nonlinear attitude control, fault tolerant control, and reliable attitude control
  • Brings together concepts in fault control theory, fault diagnosis, and attitude control for spacecraft
  • Covers advances in theory, technological aspects, and applications in spacecraft
  • Presents detailed numerical and simulation results to assist engineers
  • Offers a clear, systematic reference on fault tolerant control and attitude control for spacecraft


Researchers and practitioners in aerospace, control engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, and electrical engineering; In particular, aerospace engineers working on spacecraft attitude control systems and control engineers working on nonlinear control systems. Coverage will also benefit graduate students

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Literature Review
2. Preliminaries and Mathematical Model
3. Robust Fault Tolerant Attitude Control
4. Fault Tolerant Attitude Control with Actuator Saturation
5. Velocity-free Fault Tolerant Attitude Control
6. Finite-time Fault Tolerant Attitude Tracking Control
7. Active Fault Tolerant Attitude Control
8. Conclusions and Future Works


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About the Authors

Qinglei Hu

Qinglei Hu

Qinglei Hu is a Professor in the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, at Beihang University, China. He has made fundamental contributions to spacecraft control systems and mechatronics, and pioneered the application of fault tolerant attitude control algorithms in spacecraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and missiles. He has published over 150 papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University, China

Bing Xiao

Bing Xiao

Bing Xiao is an Associate Professor in the School of Automation, at Northwestern Polytechnical University, in China. His work focuses on spacecraft fault tolerant systems design. He has been elected as a senior member of the Chinese Youth Automation Committee, a platform for leading automation researchers in China. He has published over 70 papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, School of Automation, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Bo Li

Bo Li

Bo Li is an Assistant Professor with the Shanghai Maritime University in Shanghai, China. He received his PhD from Harbin Institute of Technology. His research focuses include spacecraft attitude control, control allocation, fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control, and optimal control and optimization methods. He has published over 30 papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China

Youmin Zhang

Youmin Zhang

Youmin Zhang is Professor, Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, at Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design and Innovation (CISDI) at Concordia University, Canada. He received his PhD from Northwestern Polytechnical University in China. He has published four books, and over 500 papers and chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design and Innovation (CISDI), Concordia University, Canada

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