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Optimal Reconfiguration of Formation Flying Spacecraft--a Decentralized Approach

Junge, Oliver and Marsden, Jerrold E. and Ober-Blöbaum, Sina (2006) Optimal Reconfiguration of Formation Flying Spacecraft--a Decentralized Approach. In: Proceedings of the 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control . IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 5210-5215. ISBN 978-1-4244-0170-3.

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This paper introduces a hierarchical, decentralized, and parallelizable method for dealing with optimization problems with many agents. It is theoretically based on a hierarchical optimization theorem that establishes the equivalence of two forms of the problem, and this idea is implemented using DMOC (Discrete Mechanics and Optimal Control). The result is a method that is scalable to certain optimization problems for large numbers of agents, whereas the usual “monolithic” approach can only deal with systems with a rather small number of degrees of freedom. The method is illustrated with the example of deployment of spacecraft, motivated by the Darwin (ESA) and Terrestrial Planet Finder (NASA) missions.

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Additional Information:© 2006 IEEE. Partially supported by the DFG research project CRC 376 ”Massively Parallel Computation”. We thank Olaf Bonorden and Joachim Gehweiler for the support in using the software package PUB as well as Mirko Hessel-von Molo and Stefan Sertl for helpful discussions.
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DFG research projectCRC 376
Subject Keywords:decentralized method , degrees of freedom , discrete mechanics , formation flying spacecraft , hierarchical optimization , optimal control , optimal reconfiguration , optimization problem , parallelizable method
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Series Name:IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
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Official Citation:Junge, O.; Marsden, J.E.; Ober-Blobaum, S.; , "Optimal Reconfiguration of Formation Flying Spacecraft ---a Decentralized Approach," Decision and Control, 2006 45th IEEE Conference on , vol., no., pp.5210-5215, 13-15 Dec. 2006 doi: 10.1109/CDC.2006.376977
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:22 Nov 2010 23:55
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