Feedback stabilization of uniform rigid body rotation

Rongze Zhao, Thomas A. Posbergh

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This abstract discusses the stabilization of uniform rigid body rotation about an arbitrary axis by feedback control. The class of feedback control laws considered is linear and is shown to robustly stabilize rotation with respect to inertia uncertainty. The methodology developed in this paper is based on the energy-momentum method of stability analysis and fully exploits the underlying geometry. The methodology is illustrated with several examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-45
Number of pages7
JournalSystems and Control Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1994


  • Rigid body
  • energy-momentum method
  • robust stability
  • stabilization


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