IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol.62, No.1, 495-501, 2017
Construction of Synergistic Potential Functions on SO(3) With Application to Velocity-Free Hybrid Attitude Stabilization
We propose a systematic and comprehensive procedure for the construction of synergistic potential functions, which are instrumental in hybrid control design on SO(3). A new map, via angular warping on SO(3), is introduced to generate a central family of potential functions allowing an explicit determination of the critical points and the synergistic gap. Some optimization results on the synergistic gap are also provided. The proposed synergistic potential functions are used for the design of a global velocity-free hybrid attitude stabilization scheme relying solely on inertial vector measurements.