Feedback stabilization of displaced periodic orbits: Application to binary asteroid

Jules Simo, Colin McInnes

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This paper investigates displaced periodic orbits at linear order in the circular restricted Earth-Moon system (CRTBP), where the third massless body utilizes a
hybrid of solar sail and a solar electric propulsion (SEP). A feedback linearization
control scheme is implemented to perform stabilization and trajectory tracking for
the nonlinear system. Attention is now directed to binary asteroid systems as an
application of the restricted problem. The idea of combining a solar sail with an
SEP auxiliary system to obtain a hybrid sail system is important especially due to
the challenges of performing complex trajectories.
Original languageEnglish
PagesArticle AAS12-130
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2012
Event22nd AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting - Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Duration: 29 Jan 20122 Feb 2012


Conference22nd AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCharleston, South Carolina


  • periodic orbits
  • circular restricted Earth-Moon system (CRTBP)
  • solar electric propulsion (SEP)
  • solar sail
  • trajectory tracking
  • binary asteroid systems
  • hybrid sail system


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