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On the characteristics of optimal transfers.

Iorfida, E. (2017) On the characteristics of optimal transfers. Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey.

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Abstract

In the past 50 years the scientists have been developing and analysing methods and new algorithms that optimise an interplanetary trajectory according to one or more objectives. Within this field, in 1963 Lawden derived, from Pontryagin's minimum principle, the so-called `primer vector theory'. The main goal of this thesis is to develop a theoretical understanding of Lawden's theory, getting an insight into the optimality of a trajectory when mid-course corrections need to be applied. The novelty of the research is represented by a different approach to the primer vector theory, which simplifies the structure of the problem.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects : Astrodynamics, primer-vector theory, interplanetary trajectory, optimisation
Divisions : Theses
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Iorfida, E.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 28 February 2017
Funders : Marie Curie Initial Training Network PITN-GA-2011-289240, AstroNet-II, The Astrodynamics Network.
Contributors :
ContributionNameEmailORCID
http://www.loc.gov/loc.terms/relators/THSPalmer, P.L.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
http://www.loc.gov/loc.terms/relators/THSRoberts, M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Depositing User : Elisabetta Iorfida
Date Deposited : 09 Mar 2017 12:11
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 19:03
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813300

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