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Rigorous global optimization of impulsive planet-to-planet transfers in the patched-conics approximation

Armellin, R, Di Lizia, P, Makino, K and Berz, M (2012) Rigorous global optimization of impulsive planet-to-planet transfers in the patched-conics approximation Engineering Optimization, 44 (2). pp. 133-155.

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The rigorous solution of a generic impulsive planet-to-planet transfer by means of a Taylor-model-based global optimizer is presented. Although a planet-to-planet transfer represents the simplest case of interplanetary transfer, its formulation and solution is a challenging task when the rigorous global optimum is sought. A customized ephemeris function is derived from JPL DE405 to allow the Taylor-model evaluation of planets positions and velocities. Furthermore, the validated solution of Lambert's problem is addressed for the rigorous computation of transfer fuel consumption. The optimization problem, which consists in finding the optimal launch and transfer time to minimize the required fuel mass, is complex due to the abundance of local minima and relatively high search-space dimension. Its rigorous solution by means of the Taylor-model-based global optimizer COSY-GO is presented considering Earth-Mars and Earth-Venus transfers as test cases.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Electronic Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Armellin, R
Di Lizia, P
Makino, K
Berz, M
Date : 1 February 2012
Identification Number : 10.1080/0305215X.2011.570757
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2012 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Trajectory optimization, Impulsive transfers, Taylor models, Rigorous global optimization
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 30 Nov 2016 10:21
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:58

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