Recently, new actuators known as fluidic momentum controllers (FMC) have been proposed for satellite attitude control. This actuator has many advantages such as high applied torque to weight ratio, easiness in assembly, low transmitted vibration and so on respect to the other momentum exchange devices like momentum/reaction wheels or CMGs. However, one of the main problems in implementing such actuators is complexity in mathematic modeling of them. This issue makes many researchers to use a simplified model for control system designing without to consider uncertainty in this simplified model. In this paper for eliminating of this problem, an adaptive sliding mode control (SMC) has been used in this article. This control method is not also robust respect to uncertainties but also can estimate over threshold of them without necessity to use larger and heavier actuators to be sure of satellite stability. According to the results, we can observe that proposed control system is capable to reach satellite to the desire attitude in minimum time and without overshoot.


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