On Attitude Tracking Control with Communication-Saving: An Integrated Quantized and Event-Based Scheme

Chengxi Zhang, Choon Ki Ahn, Bing Xiao, Jin Wu

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A novel integrated quantized- and event-based control (IQEC) scheme for intra-spacecraft with communication-saving ability is proposed to address the attitude tracking control problem. The IQEC scheme reduces the control updating frequency and the data length per transmission based on the event-based control and quantized communication techniques, thus reducing the system communication occupation. By suitable control system configuration, the purpose of communication-saving is achieved, from sensors to the computing unit and from the computing unit to actuators. The proposed algorithm's effectiveness is verified via numerical simulation that uses a general actuator model with second-order dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9309374
Pages (from-to)2012-2016
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received October 5, 2020; revised November 24, 2020; accepted December 23, 2020. Date of publication December 28, 2020; date of current version May 27, 2021. This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 62003112 and Grant 61873207; in part by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the Korea Government (Ministry of Science and ICT) under Grant NRF-2020R1A2C1005449; and in part by the Shenzhen Governmental Basic Research under Grant JCY20170412151226061, Grant JCY20170808110410773, and Grant JCYJ20180507182241622. This brief was recommended by Associate Editor E. G. Nepomuceno. (Corresponding author: Bing Xiao.) Chengxi Zhang is with the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China (e-mail: dongfangxy@163.com).

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  • Attitude control
  • event-triggered control
  • quantized control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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