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Optimal Low-Thrust-Based Rendezvous Maneuvers
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Aeronautical engineering
Information
Abstract
The minimum-time, low-constant-thrust, same circular orbit rendezvous problem is studied using a relative motion description of the system dynamics. The resulting Optimal Control Problem in the thrust orientation angle is formulated using both the Direct and Indirect method. An extensive set of test cases is numerically solved with the former, while perturbation techniques applied to the later allow to obtain several approximate solutions and provide a greater insight on the underlying physics. These results show that the structure of the solutions undergoes fundamental changes depending on the value of the non-dimensional thrust parameter.missions. To this end, an optimal control formulation based in Dromo and a direct transcription method is used to solve several LEO-GEO and escape from Earth problems; the obtained results clearly show the suitability of this orbital propagation for such purposes.
International
Si
Congress
25th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
960
Place
Williamsburg, Virginia (EEUU)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
1081-6003
Start Date
11/01/2015
End Date
15/01/2015
From page
1783
To page
1801
Advances in the Astronautical Sciences Volume 155, Spaceflight Mechanics Subseries
Participants
  • Autor: Juan Luis Gonzalo Gomez (UPM)
  • Autor: Claudio Bombardelli (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Dinámica Espacial (SDG-UPM)
  • Departamento: Física Aplicada a Las Ingenierías Aeronáutica y Naval
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