Variable structure control with optimized sliding surface for slew maneuver Conference Paper uri icon


  • A variable structure controller with an optimized sliding surface is proposed for slew maneuver of a rigid spacecraft. Rodrigues parameters are chosen to represent the spacecraft attitude. The quadratic type of performance index is used to design the sling surface. For optimization of the sliding surface, a Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation is formulated and it is solved through the numerical algorithm using Galerkin approximation. The solution denotes a nonlinear sliding surface, on which the trajectory of the system satisfies the optimality condition approximately. Simulation result demonstrates that the proposed controller is effectively applied to the slew maneuver of a rigid spacecraft.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, Y., Cho, S., Kim, K., Junkins, J. L., & Bang, H.

complete list of authors

  • Kim, Y||Cho, S||Kim, K||Junkins, JL||Bang, H

publication date

  • December 2003