Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Costantinos Zagaris, PhD
A decentralized, cooperative multi-agent optimal control framework is presented to offer a solution to the assignment and control problems associated with performing multi-agent tasks in a proximity operations environment. However, the framework developed may be applied to a variety domains such as air, space, and sea. The solution presented takes advantage of a second price auction assignment algorithm to optimally task each satellite, while model predictive control is implemented to control the agents optimally while adhering to safety and mission constraints. The solution is compared to a pseudospectral collocation method, and a study on tuning parameters is included.
DTIC Accession Number
Saunders, Devin E., "A Framework for Autonomous Cooperative Optimal Assignment and Control of Satellite Formations" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 4981.