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Title: Free-flying dynamics and control of an astronaut assistant robot based on fuzzy sliding mode algorithm
Authors: Gao, Q
Liu, JG
Tian, TT
Li, YM 
Keywords: AAR-2
Fuzzy sliding mode control
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Pergamon
Source: Acta astronautica, 2017, v. 138, special issue SI, p. 462-474 How to cite?
Journal: Acta astronautica 
Abstract: Space robots can perform some tasks in harsh environment as assistants of astronauts or substitutions of astronauts. Taking the limited working time and the arduous task of the astronauts in the space station into account, an astronaut assistant robot (AAR-2) applied in the space station is proposed and designed in this paper. The AAR-2 is achieved with some improvements on the basis of AAR-1 which was designed before. It can exploit its position and attitude sensors and control system to free flight or hover in the space cabin. And it also has a definite environmental awareness and artificial intelligence to complete some specified tasks under the control of astronauts or autonomously. In this paper, it mainly analyzes and controls the 6-DOF motion of the AAR-2. Firstly, the system configuration of AAR-2 is specifically described, and the movement principles are analyzed. Secondly, according to the physical model of the AAR-2, the Newton - Euler equation is applied in the preparation of space dynamics model of 6-DOF motion. Then, according to the mathematical model's characteristics which are nonlinear and strong coupling, a dual closed loop position and attitude controller based on fuzzy sliding mode control is proposed and designed. Finally, simulation experiments are appropriate to provide for AAR-2 control system by using Matlab/Simulink. From the simulation results it can be observed that the designed fuzzy sliding mode controller can control the 6-DOF motion of AAR-2 quickly and precisely.
ISSN: 0094-5765
EISSN: 1879-2030
DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2017.05.025
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