Halo orbit targeting guidance via higher order sliding techniques

Jules Simo, Roberto Fufaro, Daniel Wibben

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In this paper, the Multiple Sliding Surface Guidance (MSSG) algorithm has been implemented and simulated to verify the ability to target the insertion point of a suitable halo orbit in the vicinity of the Sun-Earth libration points. Based on Higher-Order Sliding Control (HOSC) theory, the proposed MSSG algorithm computes an acceleration command that target a specified state by considering only knowledge of the current and desired position and velocity. Results show that the guidance scheme is able to successfully target a suitable state for proper orbital insertion. Furthermore, it will be shown how the algorithm can be used to target the L1 point in the Sun-Earth system. A detailed study has also been performed to investigate the guidance performances as function of the guidance parameters. The global stability of the proposed guidance scheme is proven using Lyapunov-based approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Astronautical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationAstrodynamics 2013
EditorsStephen B. Broschart, James D. Turner, Kathleen Howell, Felix Hoots
Place of PublicationHilton Head SC
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2013
EventAAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2013 - Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States
Duration: 11 Aug 201315 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences


ConferenceAAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2013
CountryUnited States
CityHilton Head, South Carolina


  • halo orbit
  • guidance control systems
  • sliding mode control


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