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Optimal control for halo orbit missions

Serban, Radu and Koon, Wang Sang and Lo, Martin and Marsden, Jerrold E. and Petzold, Linda R. and Ross, Shane D. and Wilson, Roby S. (2000) Optimal control for halo orbit missions. In: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods for nonlinear control. IFAC Workshop Series. Pergamon , Oxford , pp. 1-6. ISBN 0-08-043658-7.

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This paper addresses the computation of the required trajectory correction maneuvers (TCM) for a halo orbit space mission to compensate for the launch velocity errors introduced by inaccuracies of the launch vehicle. By combiningdynamical systems theory with optimal control techniques, we produce a portrait of the complex landscape of the trajectory design space. This approach enables parametric studies not available to mission designers a few years ago, such as how the magnitude of the errors and the timingof the first TCM affect the correction ΔV. The impetus for combiningdynamical systems theory and optimal control in this problem arises from design issues for the Genesis Discovery mission being developed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Additional Information:© 2000 Pergamon Press. This research was supported in part by NSF/KDI grant NSF ATM- 9873133.
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NSF/Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence (KDI)ATM-9873133
Subject Keywords:optimal control; mission design; dynamical systems
Series Name:IFAC Workshop Series
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:19 Nov 2010 23:57
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