Robust Control Compensation for Space Descent and Landing

Pedro Simplicio, Andres Marcos, Eric Joffre, Mattia Zamaro, Nuno Silva

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This paper presents a complete modelling, synthesis and analysis methodology of control compensators for descent and landing on small planetary bodies. These missions are scientifically very rewarding, but also extremely challenging due to the complex and poorly-known environment around those bodies, calling for the ability to manage competing robustness/performance requirements by design. Here, this is achieved using robust control tools and the recently-developed structured H∞ framework. The proposed method is verified for three distinct landing trajectories on the Martian moon Phobos.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 European Control Conference (ECC 2018)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 12-15 June 2018, Limassol, Cyprus
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783952426982
ISBN (Print)9781538653036
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Event17th European Control Conference -
Duration: 12 Jun 201815 Jun 2018


Conference17th European Control Conference
Abbreviated titleECC 2018
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