Development of Satellite Attitude Controller with TRIAD and Particle Swarm Optimization Using Only Magnetic Actuators

Erturk M. F., Hajiyev C.

5th International Conference on Problems of Cybernetics and Informatics, PCI 2023, Baku, Azerbaijan, 28 - 30 August 2023 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/pci60110.2023.10325920
  • City: Baku
  • Country: Azerbaijan
  • Keywords: attitude controller, CubeSat, linear quadratic regulator, magnetic control, magnetorquer, satellite
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, a basic CubeSat model is tried to be controlled with optimizing gain parameters of linear quadratic regulator. Noisy sensor measurements are used to determine attitude by using TRIAD. To reduce the effects of noise in optimization process, a two-step optimization approach is implemented. As a result of this approach, particle swarm optimization achieved to tune gain parameters of the controller.