Halo orbit targeting guidance via higher order sliding techniques

Jules Simo, Roberto Furfaro, 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
PagesPaper AAS 13-860, p66
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2013
EventAAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2013 - Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States
Duration: 11 Aug 201315 Aug 2013


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


  • halo orbit
  • sliding mode control
  • guidance control systems


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