Chattering attenuation sliding mode control of a satellite's attitude

Hamidreza Nemati, Shinji Hokamoto

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This paper develops a new robust nonlinear control algorithm based on the theory of sliding mode to control the attitude of a satellite. The system comprises a satellite with three pairs of thrusters on the satellite's principal axes. Since conventional sliding mode controllers include a discontinuous function, a significant problem called chattering can occur. The main purpose of this paper is to design a new switching function in order to alleviate this drawback. Moreover, for increasing the robustness of the proposed controller, a new slope-varying hyperbolic function is utilized. Simulation results highlight the effectiveness of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1369-1376
Number of pages8
JournalAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Spaceflight Mechanics 2013 - Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Feb 10 2013Feb 14 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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