I'm building a spacecraft attitude control simulation and I'm looking for some references to help me build a realistic mathematical model. Could someone please help me? I'm testing an AI library I built and that is requiring a lot of research in itself.
Thanks for your time!
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You can probably assume that your thrusters give a constant torque along some particular axis when they are on, and no torque when they are off.
A simple model would be that the axis that the torque was generated around would be one of the principal axes of the moment of inertia tensor, a more general model would be that the torque was generated along an arbitrary axis.
You may also need to take a look at Euler's equations, to convert the equations of motion from body-centered to a fixed coordinate system
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