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Terminal Guidance Technology for On-orbit Refuelling Based on Model Predictive Control

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DOI: 10.23977/jemm.2021.060210 | Downloads: 12 | Views: 1108


Tengyue Yang 1, Xuehao Yu 1, Jun Huang 1


1 Shanghai Aerospace Control Technology Institute, Shanghai, 201100, China

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Tengyue Yang


On-orbit refuelling refers to the on-orbit operation of using a service spacecraft to supply propellant to the target spacecraft in space orbit, refuelling the target spacecraft to re-enter the working state and prolong its working time. Rail refuelling technology has a wide range of application prospects. The terminal guidance technology solves the maneuver transfer from short range to rendezvous and docking process and is one of the key technologies for on-orbit supplementation. Taking into account the nonlinearity, time-varying and strong coupling of the spacecraft maneuvering process, this paper proposes a fuel on-orbit end-stage guidance technology based on model predictive control, so that the control process does not depend on accurate system models to achieve high quality control.


Terminal Guidance Technology, On-orbit Refuelling, Model Predictive Control


Tengyue Yang, Xuehao Yu, Jun Huang, Terminal Guidance Technology for On-orbit Refuelling Based on Model Predictive Control. Journal of Engineering Mechanics and Machinery (2021) Vol. 6: 51-56. DOI:


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