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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Recently, many space missions have been using small satellites, because small satellites are easier and faster to develop and thereby, provide increased launch opportunities. Some of these missions include tasks that required agile maneuvers. In this paper, attitude stability testing of an agile three-degree-freedom micro-satellite simulator – which is equipped with a pyramid arrangement of single-gimbal control-moment gyros (SGCMGs) – is presented. In the attitude stability testing, the local quadratic regulator (LQR) control strategy is used, which has superiority to other approaches due to its independence of using steering law. This simulator allow to test different control laws by using SGCMGs. In this work, after introducing the actuator and satellite simulator and using the control strategy in the simulator, the attitude stability testing is performed and then, the experimental results are presented and discussed. The results show the attitude stability of the simulator which is exposed to the disturbing toques.