Title: Finite-time cooperative attitude control of multiple spacecraft using terminal sliding mode control technique

 

Author: Haibo Du; Shihua Li

 

Addresses:
School of Automation, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China.
School of Automation, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China

 

Journal: Int. J. of Modelling, Identification and Control, 2012 Vol.16, No.4, pp.327 - 333

 

Abstract: This paper addresses the problem of finite-time cooperative attitude control of multiple spacecraft with a leader-follower architecture. The leader represents the desired formation attitude for the team of spacecraft and is available to only a subset of followers. Based on the terminal sliding mode control technique, a distributed neighbour-based finite-time attitude control law is proposed. Rigorous proof shows that under the proposed control law each follower can track the leader in a finite time. An example is given to verify the efficiency of the proposed method.

 

Keywords: multiple spacecraft; leader-follower architecture; finite time control; terminal sliding mode; cooperative attitude control; sliding mode control; leader tracking.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJMIC.2012.048265

 

Available online 25 Jul 2012

 

 

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