IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol.42, No.4, 528-534, 1997
Time-Varying Exponential Stabilization of a Rigid Spacecraft with 2 Control Torques
Rigid body models with two controls cannot be locally asymptotically stabilized by continuous feedbacks which are functions of the state only. This impossibility no longer holds when the feedback is also a function of time, and time-varying asymptotically stabilizing feedbacks have already been proposed. However, due to the smoothness of the feedbacks, the convergence rate is only polynomial. In the present note, exponential convergence is obtained by considering time-varying feedbacks which are only continuous.